Tao Tao, a giant panda cub, is undergoing a process called "wild training" in preparation for his release into the wild. Watch Tao Tao take the final test he must pass in order for his training to be considered a success.
Watch the video from the Nat Geo WILD program “Destination Wild,” then consult the tabs for some basic comprehension and critical-thinking questions, links to related materials, and a short glossary list of vocabulary used in the video.
real or genuine.
reproduction of rare species controlled by humans in a closed environment, such as a zoo.
desire to know more about a subject.
to bother or interfere with.
dung of certain animals, usually in pellet form.
reproduction or fake version of something.
area surrounded by a wall, fence, or other physical boundary.
to meet, especially unexpectedly.
to try or test an idea.
waste material produced by the living body of an organism.
to pursue and kill an animal, usually for food.
able to see objects at a short distance. Also called myopic.
animal that hunts other animals for food.
a band put around the neck of an animal that uses radio signals to track the animal's movement.
native, geographic area in which an organism can be found. Range also refers to the geographic distribution of a particular species.
better than something else.
to transmit data automatically and at a distance, usually between a ground station and a moving source, such as a satellite or radio collar.
liquid waste excreted by an animal's kidneys.
capable of being hurt.
organisms living in a natural environment.
person who studies animals in their native habitats.