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2013-09-09 04:20:22

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Two "special ambassadors" who speak up for giant panda conservation on Saturday visited Washington D.C., one of the four U.S. cities now have zoos with pandas on loan from China. As Panda ambassadors, or Pambassadors, Melissa Katz from the United States and Jerome Pouille from France shared their knowledge and love for pandas with local audience and tourists on National Mall. The two young people and Erica Chen Yingron from China, were...

2013-09-09 00:20:27

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Two of the three panda ambassadors representing China's Chengdu Panda Base, on Thursday visited the panda twins in Zoo Atlanta, bringing them with blessings from panda fans. Melissa Katz from the United States, Jerome Pouille from France and Erica Chen Yinrong from China, stood out of 1.16 million applicants in the global recruiting campaign last year to claim the most cute job in the world. As panda ambassadors, or Pambassadors, they...

2013-08-27 04:20:22

SINGAPORE, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Three panda ambassadors, or Pambassadors, representing China's Chengdu Panda Base, visited Singapore's River Safari on Monday on a global tour to spread the message about conservation of giant pandas and other wildlife. Erica Chen Yinrong and fellow conservation ambassadors Jerome Pouille and Melissa Katz visited Kai Kai and Jia Jia, the two pandas hosted at River Safari. They also interacted with visitors and shared their experience of being...

2012-10-30 11:22:15

CHENGDU, China, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the first baby panda born at the Chengdu Panda Base in 2012 was officially named by popular vote. Over 890,000 internet users voted for names nominated by other netizens. After stepping outside the nursery for the first time, the name of the 3-month old baby panda, born on the opening day of the London Olympics, was officially announced by Zhang Zhihe, Director of the Chengdu Panda Base. The winning name, "Oreo" was proposed...

2012-10-18 07:22:05

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chengdu Panda Base, in partnership with WildAid and the Yao Ming Foundation, have announced the selection of four U.S.-based finalists as part of the Global Pambassador program. The four finalists will travel to Chengdu Panda Base in China to compete in a three-week competition with other finalists from around the world from October 28-November 16, 2012. After two days of competition, four finalists were chosen to represent the US at the finals...

2012-07-04 14:20:22

CHENGDU, China, July 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- July 4th marks the international launch of Panda Awareness Week (PAW), with 108 costumed pandas performing a tai-chi inspired dance in the middle of Trafalgar Square. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120704/CN34711 ) PAW, supported by panda expert and TV wildlife presenter Nigel Marven, is pioneered by the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (Chengdu Panda Base), a world-renowned breeding and research base for giant...

Reproductive Seasonality Observed In Male Giant Pandas
2012-04-05 04:09:11

A three-year study of giant pandas published 4 April 2012 in Biology of Reproduction's Papers-in-Press reveals that reproductive seasonality exists not only in female pandas, but in male pandas as well. According to the authors of the study, this new understanding of the regulators of male reproductive function will allow continued improvement of the captive panda management program and will, one day, assist in reintroducing pandas into the wild. The giant panda is a specialized bear...

2012-01-11 07:48:00

CHENGDU, China, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- This morning, as Yao Ming opened their cages, six young pandas stepped into their new home in the "Chengdu Panda Valley", where they will undergo survival training in their natural habitat, in their last step before their eventual return to the wild. This release marks the official beginning of the Chengdu Giant Panda Rehabilitation Project, launched by the Chengdu Panda Base and supported throughout by the national Ministry of Forestry....

2011-12-21 06:23:00

BEIJING, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (hereafter "Chengdu Panda Base") today announced the beginning of a new Giant Panda rehabilitation project. The announcement marks a major milestone in the 50-year plan to return the world's largest artificially-bred population of giant pandas to their natural habitat. The first batch of six giant pandas will be introduced into the transitional Dujiangyan Research Center of Giant Panda Breeding...

2011-06-21 08:00:00

CHENGDU, China, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Executives with Milanoo.com this week unveiled a company-sponsored sweepstakes geared toward drawing interest in China's tourism industry. In all, over $50,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to thirty randomly selected winners. In a joint effort to bolster China's tourism industry and to share one of the country's national treasures - the giant panda - with the world, Milanoo.com is sponsoring a tourism sweepstakes. The sweepstakes,...