31 Jul '16, 1pm

It's not easy rewilding a giant panda (but someone's got to do it)

It's not easy rewilding a giant panda (but someone's got to do it)

Is a panda cub fooled by a panda suit? That’s the hope at Wolong’s Hetaoping center, where captive-bred bears training for life in the wild are kept relatively sheltered from human contact, even during a rare hands-on checkup. (Photo: © Ami Vitale/National Geographic) We humans have caused a great deal of harm to the planet and its wild inhabitants over the past few centuries, but we get credit for all the strange ways we try to make amends. For staff members at the Hetaoping Panda Center in Wolong, China, that means donning a black-and-white panda suit spritzed in panda urine. The outfit is meant to shelter young captive-bred panda cubs from human contact, in hopes that small amount of "distance" will give them a fighting chance at being successfully introduced into the wild. There are currently fewer than 2,000 great pandas left in the wild, but these adorable creatures ...

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