Infrared cameras filmed wild pandas strolling in snow-capped forest
Infrared cameras recently captured footage of cute wild giant pandas strolling in a snow-clad forest in the Baishuijiang area of the Giant Panda National Park in Longnan City, northwest China's Gansu Province.
Covering about 2,600 square kilometers, the area is rich in rare and endangered species, represented by the giant panda.
In efforts to better protect pandas in the wild, staff members of the area installed many infrared cameras to monitor them. When sorting and classifying footage captured in February, staff found many showing wild pandas leisurely strolling in the snow.
In the video captured by infrared cameras, several individuals were strolling in snow-covered forest, while sniffing around.
According to the park staff, wild pandas were recently noted to have activity at the foot of the mountains, which may be related to their coming estrus period. Each year from March to May is the estrus period of wild pandas, when they usually leave their territory and signal their courtship by making scent posts.
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