Tag: Giant Pandas

Rare Albino Panda Spotted At Nature Reserve In China

An all-white giant panda, believed to be an albino, was spotted inside a nature reserve in Sichuan, China. An expert said the existence of the rare albino panda can be attributed to a genetic mutation.

Animals May 27, 2019

Smithsonian National Zoo's Panda House Closed For Possible Pregnancy Of Mei Xiang Giant Panda

Smithsonian's National Zoo announced it is closing its giant panda habitat because the female panda Mei Xiang shows symptoms of pregnancy and pseudopregnancy such as building a nest and sleeping more. What is pseudopregnancy?

Animals June 24, 2018

22,000-Year-Old Jaw Fossil Reveals Ancient Breed Of Giant Panda

Anthropologists unearthed the oldest known fossil of the giant panda in a cave in Southern China. The remains belonged to a long-lost relative of the beloved bear.

Animals June 19, 2018

Endangered Species List Sees The Removal Of Giant Pandas, Induction Of Eastern Gorillas

The Endangered Species List saw a bit of shift over the weekend. Giant pandas are no longer considered endangered, but eastern gorillas have taken their place and are now considered critically endangered.

Animals September 6, 2016

Rare Giant Panda Cub Born At Vienna Zoo

Yang Yang, the giant panda at Vienna Zoo, has successfully given birth to yet another cub, making this the fourth time she has done so.

Animals August 8, 2016

Giant Panda Poo Study To Aid Species Conservation

With the help of Britain’s two giant Pandas, scientists will examine excrements to better understand these species’ eating habits. Doing so will also aid species conservation.

Animals April 14, 2016

This Black And White Zigzag Line Optical Illusion Might Help Save Pandas

Russian artist Ilja Klemencov aims to raise awareness on the importance of animal conservation by creating this image of black and white zig-zags. Hidden in this mind-boggling image is a logo of a giant panda, one of the rarest creatures in the world.

Earth/Environment January 18, 2016

Captive Panda Matings Most Successful When Partners Can Choose Each Other, Researchers Find

The notoriously difficult challenge of getting pandas in captivity to mate could be overcome by letting the animals indicate their choice of a partner, researchers suggest. Pandas who select each other are the most successful in producing cubs, they say.

December 16, 2015

Scientists In China Decode 'Language' Of Giant Panda

Chinese scientists deciphered 13 different vocalizations from giant pandas. The five-year study analyzed the giant pandas' 'language' at a conservation center in Sichuan province.

Animals November 7, 2015

Scientists Want To Clone Panda To Save Them From Extinction

United Kingdom's last giant pandas 'Sunshine' and 'Sweetie' will be cloned to save the species from the brink of extinction. The process will be supervised by the same team who successfully cloned Dolly the sheep.

Earth/Environment October 8, 2015

Giant Pandas Cannot Properly Digest Bamboo - The Poop Tells The Tale

Giant pandas eat bamboo, but researchers have now found they are designed to eat meat. What is the twisted tale of the panda digestive tract?

Animals May 19, 2015

Pandas Are More Social Than You Think... And They Flirt, Too

Pandas lead complex social lives, according to a new study. Why is this finding such a surprise?

March 29, 2015

Pandas Are Not Loners: Elusive Creatures Spend Time With Friends In The Wild

Pandas often spend time with friends in the wild, a new study shows. It was previously believed that giant pandas were widely solitary animals.

Earth/Environment March 28, 2015

Cute Panda Video: Baby Pandas Squeeze Through Iron Bars For Extra Milk

Pandas may have chubby bodies but, given the right motivation, they can manage to squeeze through iron bars of enclosures. Watch how one panda did it.

Earth/Environment February 3, 2015

China Fighting Deadly Panda Virus, Two Dead

Canine distemper virus has taken the lives of two pandas in China, and is threatening the survival of a third animal. What can be done to protect the species?

January 17, 2015

Video: Adorable Panda At The Smithsonian's National Zoo Plays In The Snow

Tuesday may have been a snowy, miserable day for us humans, but for the animals at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington DC, it was an excuse to get outside and play in the snow!

Internet Culture January 7, 2015

Giant Panda in China fakes pregnancy. Here's why

A giant panda named Ai Hin at the Chengdu Breeding Research Center faked her pregnancy. This caused the cancellation of the first ever live broadcast of a giant panda giving birth to an offspring that was being planned.

Life August 28, 2014

Giant panda may have faked pregnancy to get special treatment

A giant panda in China may have faked her pregnancy after learning that appearing to be pregnant meant more food and attention.

Internet Culture August 27, 2014

World welcomes rare surviving panda triplets in an adorable miracle

Panda triplets born in Chinese breeding program being given round-the-clock care. Rare event is only the fourth instance of panda triplets.

Animals August 12, 2014

Giant pandas and red pandas in 'peaceful coexistence' while competing for same bamboo food source

Giant pandas and red pandas have a 'shoots and leaves' difference in bamboo diet that allows them to coexist

April 11, 2014

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