Qinling Panda Series Ep. 4: This is my territory

This giant panda leaves its scent on a tree to remind its peers that it controls that particular territory. Giant pandas are territorial animals. The special scent helps circle this stretch of land with a radius of about three kilometers as its territory. It has exclusive access to all resources here without being disturbed by its kind. When most of the bamboo is consumed, the giant panda leaves for another bamboo forest to seize a new turf. In order to avoid peer conflicts, it may have to trek for a while.

About Journeys in Nature: Qinling Panda Series

The Qinling mountain range divides China into north and south. The abundant natural resources have made Qinling home to countless flora and fauna. Among the residents, the giant panda with the life motto of "eat, sleep, repeat" is one of the most famous animals in the world. This series will present to you the daily routine of this famous animal, alongside its "neighbors" including the snub-nosed monkey, bamboo rats and takins. Follow CGTN's camera for more interesting stories!

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Qinling Panda Series Ep. 1: The 'bamboo cuisine' endorsed by Pandas

Qinling Panda Series Ep. 2: Who wears the hypno crown in lush forest

Qinling Panda Series Ep. 3: How pandas went from carnivores to bamboo lovers

(Cover image a video screenshot; video by the CGTN Nature film crew.)

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