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Artificial Insemination For National Zoo's Giant Panda
2013-04-01 04:43:39

Veterinarians at the National Zoo in Washington DC have artificially inseminated a female panda after detecting a rise in her urinary estrogen levels over the weekend, various media outlets have reported.

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2011-02-02 12:02:07

In a move almost guaranteed to quash romantic notions, onlookers watched intently from video monitors as two giant pandas at Washington DC’s National Zoo were about to have their first date in a year.

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2010-09-20 06:18:57

A US-born panda gave birth to her eighth cub in southwest China on Friday, a rare achievement for the endangered species that has been extremely hard to breed in captivity.

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2010-04-14 07:30:59

The endangered giant panda may soon be able to add a new representative to the ranks of their species, according to officials at the Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna.

2009-09-05 08:56:23

A giant panda who delivered a male cub last year has given birth to a female cub at a breeding center in northwest China, officials said. Nine-year-old Zhuzhu, whose name means pearl, gave birth to her newest cub Friday at the Shaanxi Rare Wild Animals Rescue and Breeding Research Center in Xi'an, China's state-run news agency, Xinhua, reported Saturday. Zhuzhu was artificially inseminated, as was 6-year-old Lousheng, who gave birth three weeks ago to a male and a female cub. The recent baby...

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2009-09-04 09:27:41

The veterinarian for the San Diego Zoo conducted his first examination of the panda cub born last month and has discovered it's a boy, zoo officials say. The 2.8-pound cub hasn't opened his eyes yet, but veterinarian Geoff Pye says he's in good condition, very roly poly, the San Diego Union Tribune reported Friday. Zoo officials say the exam lasted only about five minutes and the cub remained quiet. His mother, 18-year-old Bai Yun, gave birth to cubs in 2003, 2005 and 2007.

2009-08-22 12:45:06

A giant panda born through artificial insemination has given birth to twins after being artificially inseminated herself, officials in northwest China said. The success of Lousheng's delivery is a great step forward in our propagation technologies, said Jin Xuelin, a spokesman for the Shaanxi Rare Wild Animals Rescue and Breeding Research Center. Lousheng, age 6, gave birth Wednesday to healthy male and female cubs.

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2009-08-19 14:51:32

State media announced Wednesday that a giant panda in northern China has given birth to twins, which is good news for the endangered species.

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2009-08-07 07:55:00

Famous San Diego Zoo panda Bai Yun had her fifth cub following a 130-day pregnancy that zookeepers said ended with an easy delivery.

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2009-07-24 13:05:00

Chinese officials announced on Friday the first successful birth of a panda cub from artificial insemination using frozen sperm.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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