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2012-10-09 07:22:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chengdu Panda Base, in partnership with WildAid and the Yao Foundation, have announced the selection of 24 North American semi-finalists as part of the Global Pambassador program. The semi-finalists will compete in a series of panda related challenges over the course of two days in Washington, D.C. The 2012 Global Pambassador campaign is a 3-month competition to develop global knowledge and awareness about giant panda conservation. Four finalists...

Elephant Communication Has A Specific Purpose
2012-10-03 05:04:49

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A family of elephants deep in the semi-arid African savannah gathers around a watering hole, drinking, bathing and resting. The matriarch moves away from the group, turns her back and gives the "let's-go-rumble" — as it is referred to in scientific literature. This starts a coordinated and well-timed conversation between the leaders of the family, signaling that it is time for the entire family to leave. The rumble that starts...

2012-09-16 23:01:19

Mike and Troy announce they have updated their FeedingThepanda.com guide for 2012 (PRWEB) September 16, 2012 Mike and Troy, the team of visionaries behind both ArticlesOnTap.com, one of the world's foremost Content Creation and Management firms, as well as FeedingThePanda.com, home of the Feeding the Panda guide that has helped so many cope with changes brought on by Google's Panda Update algorithm change, have just announced that they have updated the guide to reflect the realities of...

2012-09-14 23:01:19

Bay Area kid's book app developer LalooLLC today introduces Laloo the Red Panda, an animated interactive book for iPad. Twenty percent of each app install is donated to Red Panda Network, a non-profit committed to the conservation of the red panda. Laloo the Red Panda is a whimsical tale about a red panda cub's adventures in India. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2012 Bay Area children's book app developer Laloo LLC pursues an altruistic goal: to develop entertaining book...

2012-09-10 06:36:45

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced the launch of PandaIT SOS, an international contest giving IT professionals the opportunity to share their hilarious or utterly bizarre moments experienced when dealing with user problems. The contest runs from today until October 31 and is available at www.pandasos.com for entering and viewing entries. The public will determine the winner and the story with the most votes will...

2012-09-09 22:22:02

SHANGHAI, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chengdu Panda Base, in partnership with WildAid, will announce the launch of the 2012 Global Pambassador campaign, a 3 month competition to develop global knowledge and awareness about giant panda conservation. The campaign will recruit 3 panda-lovers who are passionate about protecting the endangered species, and have a strong sense of social responsibility. These individuals will serve in their official capacity as a "Chengdu Pambassador" for one...

2012-08-28 11:01:59

As solitary animals, giant pandas have developed a number of ways to communicate those times when they are ready to come into close contact. One means of this communication occurs through scent marking. A recent study by San Diego Zoo Global researchers, collaborating with researchers at the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Science, indicates that pandas make clear and specific choices about what trees are used for scent marking. "Variables affecting the selection of scent-marking...

Japan’s First Panda Born In 24 Years Dies One Week After Birth
2012-07-12 11:39:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Less than a week after Tokyo´s Ueno Zoo recorded its first panda birth in 24 years, an event that was greeted with widespread excitement, researchers´ high spirits were crushed when they failed to resuscitate the baby male panda after one zoo keeper found the creature lying motionless on his mother´s chest. The baby panda, who had yet been named, died on Wednesday after resuscitation efforts failed. The cub had no...

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2012-07-09 14:21:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Now, millions of Internet users around the world will be able to check in on the famous U.S. born Tai Shan panda bear. Explore.org has set up live HD web cams so the world will be able to get their panda fill by looking into what Tai Shan is up to. Tai Shan became the first Giant Panda born in captivity at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. seven years ago. Millions of onlookers tuned in to a live online stream of the panda...

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...


Latest EDGE Species Reference Libraries

Javan Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros sondaicus
2014-04-11 12:20:28

The Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus), also known as the Sunda rhinoceros or the lesser one-horned rhinoceros, is one of five living species of rhino that can be found in a small area in western Java in Ujung Kulon National Park. Its range once extended from Bengal and Assam to Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Laos and included the islands of Sumatra and Java. This species prefers to reside in grasslands, rainforests, and reed beds with abundant vegetation and water at higher...

Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca
2012-10-29 16:02:45

The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), also known as the panda, is a species of bear that is native to southwestern and central western areas of China. Its range includes mountain ranges located primarily in Sichuan province, but pandas can also be found in the Gansu and Shaanxi provinces. It once preferred a habitat within lowland areas, but human encroachment has driven the giant panda into small areas, which contain forested habitats. There are two recognized subspecies of the giant...

Falanouc
2012-06-14 17:57:28

The falanouc is a mongoose type creature that is native to Madagascar. Its closest extant, or living, relative is the fanaloka, but it is distinct from this animal in many ways. Unlike the fanaloka, the falanouc has no anal or perineal glands. It has non-retractable claws and a mouth structure that consists of backwards sloping premolars and canines. It is thought that this is due to its primary diet of invertebrates such as snails, slugs, and worms. The falanouc prefers habitats within...

Baird’s Tapir, Tapirus bairdii
2012-05-09 08:23:13

Baird’s Tapir (Tapirus bairdii) is native to Central America and northern areas of South America. It is among three species of tapir that is native to Latin America. Baird’s tapir was named after Spencer Fullerton Baird, an American naturalist who observed the creatures in 1843 on a trip to Mexico, even though W. T. White, another American naturalist, made the first documentation of the tapir. Commonly known as danta by people throughout its range, this tapir has been given other...

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2007-12-21 13:23:50

The Somali Wild Ass (Equus asinus somalicus), is a subspecies of the African Wild Ass. It is found in the Southern Red Sea region of Eritrea, the Afar Region of Ethiopia, and Somalia. The legs of the Somali Wild Ass are horizontally striped with black, resembling those of a zebra. Photo Credit: Robert Lawton

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