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Giant panda gives birth at Washington zoo


September 18th, 2012 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There's a new arrival at the national zoo here late Sunday, the zoo's only female giant panda, Mei Xiang, gave birth to a baby cub."We ... Read more...

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‘Olympics panda’ born in China


July 29th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chengdu (China), July 29 (IANS) Veterinarians in southwest China's Sichuan province said a 20-year-old panda gave birth to the panda research centre's first cub of the year on the first ... Read more...

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Panda twins born in China


July 11th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) A 12-year-old giant panda, Xi Mei, has given birth to twin cubs, the first pandas to be born this year in China, experts said Wednesday.Xinhua quoted ... Read more...

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Chinese held for poaching panda 17 years ago


February 10th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 10 (IANS) A villager in China has been charged with poaching and skinning a giant panda 17 years ago.Zhang Chengwa, from Yangxian county in northwestern Shaanxi province, ... Read more...

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Pandas sent to the wild in China


January 12th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 12 (IANS) China has begun sending pandas bred in captivity into a protected area in Sichuan Province in a bid to rebuild the depleted population of giant pandas ... Read more...

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Chinese giant pandas to fly to Paris


January 10th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 10 (IANS) A pair of giant pandas from China's Shichuan province will board a chartered plane coming Sunday, embarking on a journey across half the globe to Paris, ... Read more...

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Panda numbers increase in China


December 17th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 17 (IANS) The number of pandas in the wild has increased from 14 to 41 over the past decade in China's Shaanxi province, one of the country's ... Read more...

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Chinese pandas are Scotland’s new celebrity couple


December 4th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 4 (IANS) A giant panda couple from China's Sichuan province Sunday left for Scotland as part of an awareness programme that will see them spending the next 10 ... Read more...

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China starts panda census


June 28th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) China has started its once-a-decade census of the endangered giant panda, according to forest authorities in Sichuan province, a major habitat of the rare species.The census ... Read more...

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China’s ’spoilt’ pandas


June 18th, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) Giant pandas in China's research centres have become "spoilt" because of the extra care taken by experts for these lovable creatures that were once on the ... Read more...

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‘Kung Fu Panda 2′ breaks China records, earns 11 mn pounds


June 6th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Animation movie "Kung Fu Panda 2" got an overwhelming response in China - it raked in 11 million pounds on its opening weekend.The film which features ... Read more...

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Drought threatens rare dolphin breed in China


May 27th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 27 (IANS) A drought in central China, lasting for about 200 days, has lowered the water level in a nature reserve, so much so that the survival of ... Read more...

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China creates special hospital for pandas


May 5th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 5 (IANS) China has started constructing the first ever hospital in the world for exclusive treatment of pandas, officials said.Construction for the new specialised centre for giant pandas ... Read more...

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Artificial insemination planned for mainland’s giant panda in Taiwan


February 11th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): A panda pair presented by the Chinese mainland to Taiwan is likely to give birth to cubs, if attempts at artificial insemination prove successful, say experts.Panda experts ... Read more...

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How did the giant panda lose its taste for flesh?


December 6th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): A new research has explained how the giant panda lost its taste for flesh.According to researchers, the answer may lie in the gene that codes for the umami ... Read more...

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Bear Gall Bladder Uses Posing A Threat To The Species


November 30th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The gallbladders of bears are known to have a number of uses and it can be used for treating a number of ailments. Other natural and ... Read more...

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Want to be a panda keeper?


September 28th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 28 (IANS) Want to be a panda keeper in China? Well, you have to be trained in cleaning out enclosures and weighing the bears' excreta. A total of 12 people ... Read more...

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US-born panda Hua Mei gives birth to her 8th cub in China


September 20th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US-born panda Hua Mei has created a record of sorts by giving birth to her 8th cub in China. It sure is an accomplishment of a sort, ... Read more...

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Panda still endangered despite baby boom


September 3rd, 2010 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 3 (IANS) China's giant pandas remain still an endangered species despite the birth of 23 cubs in zoos across the country in the past two months, panda researchers have ... Read more...

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A unique fish is caught in China


August 24th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) A unique one-feet-long crocodile-like fish was caught in a rivulet in China's Sichuan province, a media report said. Fisherman Chen Wu, who netted the fish in Juexi town in ... Read more...

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China releases pregnant pandas into the wild


July 26th, 2010 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) A panda research centre in China has released four "well-selected" pregnant giant pandas into the wild, expecting them to deliver their cubs out of captivity. The Wolong China ... Read more...

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Chinese pandas spotted eating bones rather than bamboo (Lead, Changing Dateline)


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Some Chinese pandas have started eating animal bones instead of their traditional diet of bamboo, state-run China Central Television has said. The bizarre change in the endangered ... Read more...

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Chinese pandas seen eating bones rather than bamboo


March 2nd, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Some Chinese pandas have started eating animal bones instead of their traditionally-preferred diet of bamboo, state-run China Central Television has said. The bizarre change in the endangered ... Read more...

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Scientists sequence giant panda genome to shed new light into the bear’s diet


February 22nd, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): By successfully sequencing the panda genome for the first time, an international team of scientists has shed new light on some of the giant panda's unusual biological traits, ... Read more...

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American-Born Panda Needs A Chinese Teacher


February 4th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Feb 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mei Lan, an American-born Chinese giant panda is on its way of returning to its parent's homeland. China is going to give this 3-year-old panda a ... Read more...

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Rare sighting of brown-and-white panda may point towards inbreeding


January 19th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 19 (ANI): The recent sighting of an extremely rare giant panda with brown and white fur is raising fears that the species may be suffering from inbreeding.In November 2009, a ... Read more...

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Tiger tops list of species most at threat of extinction


January 4th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 4 (ANI): The World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature has come out with a list of species most at threat of extinction, in which the tiger takes the top spot.According ... Read more...

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Efforts to save tiger to intensify in 2010


January 3rd, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 3 (ANI): The efforts to save the tiger are set to intensify this year following the species' placement on WWF list of 10 important endangered species.Biologists have placed Panthera tigris ... Read more...

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Giant panda’s genome code reveals its carnivorous side


December 14th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 14 (ANI): The complete genetic sequence of the giant panda has revealed the iconic Chinese bear's carnivorous side, by finding that the animal has all the genes required to digest ... Read more...

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Dell Laptops To Be Shipped In Bamboo Packaging


December 10th, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec.10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Environment friendly products and accessories are the flavor of the time. Every company is coming up with eco friendly version of their products that offer reduced carbon ... Read more...

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Female giant pandas ‘chirp’ to get pregnant


December 3rd, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 03 (ANI): A study on giant pandas has found that the females inform the males about their fertility status through chirp calls.Giant pandas' short breeding season is facilitated with female ... Read more...

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Rare brown panda cub discovered in China


November 12th, 2009 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 12 (IANS) A rare brown baby giant panda has been discovered by researchers in northwest China. The two-month old baby has brown fur where usual pandas sport black. The ... Read more...

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Let giant pandas go extinct, says leading conservationist


September 23rd, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, September 23 (ANI): BBC wildlife presenter and conservationist Chris Packham has stirred controversy after calling on wildlife groups to let giant pandas go extinct because of their inability to effectively evolve.According ... Read more...

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China marks 140th anniversary of Giant Panda’s discovery


August 16th, 2009 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Chengdu (China), Aug 15 (Xinhua) Panda lovers Saturday set out for a hike in China's southwestern Sichuan province to retrace the steps of a French missionary who made the animal known ... Read more...

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2008 China earthquake destroyed 23 percent of the pandas’ habitat


July 28th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have shown that when the magnitude 8 Sichuan earthquake struck southern China in May 2008, more than 23 percent of the pandas' habitat ... Read more...

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