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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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Britain’s only giant pandas fail to mate


April 5th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Male panda Sunshine and girlfriend Sweetie had a window of just 36 hours to get on with it, but despite "natural sparks" the pair failed to ... Read more...

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China loans two pandas to Canada


February 12th, 2012 - 5:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 12 (IANS) China has loaned two rare giant pandas to Canada for a research program.The Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens (CAZG) Saturday signed an agreement with two Canadian ... 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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Adopted Chinese Americans begin root-seeking journey


July 28th, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 28 (IANS) Adopted Chinese children from 90 American families have begun a journey to their native country in search of their roots.The China-born children - aged four to ... 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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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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Taiwan does wildlife diplomacy with China


April 17th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) Taiwan has gifted a pair of spotted deer and two serow goat-antelopes to China as both sides cuddle up to their wildlife diplomacy.The pair of critically ... Read more...

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Green corridors to help pandas find Mr. or Miss Right


April 17th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) Green corridors will be built linking 16 forest reserve areas in northwest China to help giant pandas from different groups "make friends" and "seek their ... 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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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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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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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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Giant Pandas bleak to attract potential mates


September 15th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 15 (ANI): Giant Pandas make bleat calls to attract potential mates, finds a new study.The study led by Dr. Benjamin Charlton has shown that males reveal information about their size, ... Read more...

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Panda breeders using ‘porn’, ’sexercises’ to encourage mating


August 17th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Aug 17 (ANI): Panda breeders have resorted to tactics like showing "panda porn" videos, and putting them through "sexercises", to encourage mating in the animals, and save them from becoming extinct.Pandas ... 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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Green neighbors unwittingly goad one to go green too


June 30th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Individuals are more likely to register for conservation programs if their neighbors do, says a new study.The research, to be published in the journal Proceedings of the National ... Read more...

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Female pandas can discern the love calls of different suitors


June 17th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): An American researcher has shown that female giant pandas can tell one male's love calls from those of others, taking the first step towards proving that females among ... Read more...

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China to construct new panda breeding base in Sichuan


April 19th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Chengdu (China), Apr.19 (ANI): China has announced plans to construct a new breeding center for giant pandas around May to replace the former quake-leveled habitat in southwestern Sichuan Province.Xinhua, the official ... Read more...

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Chinese pandas attract huge crowd to Taipei Zoo


January 26th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Taipei, Jan 26 (DPA) Some 100,000 people flocked to the Taipei Zoo Monday to see the two giant pandas that China gave to Taiwan as a symbol of friendship.The pandas, named by ... Read more...

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Not-so-cuddly panda mauls man in Beijing


January 8th, 2009 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 8 (DPA) A giant panda at Beijing Zoo mauled an intruder who climbed into its enclosure, state media said Thursday.The 110-kg panda, Gugu, bit the legs of the man who ... Read more...

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China’s giant pandas adapt well to life at Taipei Zoo


December 24th, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei, Dec 24 (DPA) Two giant pandas given by China to Taiwan are adapting well to life at the Taipei Zoo, and will make their debut after one month's quarantine, the Taipei ... Read more...

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Signalling new ties, China sends two giant pandas to Taiwan


December 23rd, 2008 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei/Beijing, Dec 23 (DPA) Two giant pandas given by China to Taiwan arrived in Taipei Tuesday amid huge public interest in the latest sign of improving ties between the two political rivals.The ... Read more...

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Cuddly panda can pack mean bite, finds Chinese student!


November 22nd, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): A 20-year-old male student who snuck into the panda pen at a south China park hoping for a cuddle with the endangered bear ended up in ... Read more...

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Climate change threatens giant pandas


November 5th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Researchers at York University have determined that climate change may be about to affect the lives of rare species such as the giant panda, because of fears ... Read more...

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