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Panda Was On The Menu In Ancient Times
2012-10-15 04:22:25

A Chinese scientist claims to have discovered evidence that prehistoric people once killed and ate wild pandas, though the creatures were believed to be much smaller during that time.

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

While observing elephants in the wild several years ago, Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell, PhD, a field biologist and instructor in otolaryngology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, noticed a very interesting watering hole "departure" conversation

2012-09-16 23:01:19

Mike and Troy announce they have updated their FeedingThepanda.com guide for 2012 (PRWEB) September 16, 2012 Mike

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.

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.

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

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.

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2012-07-09 14:21:05

Now, millions of Internet users around the world will be able to check in on the famous U.S. born Tai Shan panda bear.


Latest EDGE Species Reference Libraries

Solenodon, Solenodontidae
2014-10-01 12:40:57

Solenodontida is a family that holds four species of solenodons, mammals that are known to be venomous, which can be found in Cuba and on the island of Hispaniola. The Hispaniolan solenodon can be found in a variety of habitats including highland forests and lowland dry forests. Both species resemble shrews in that they have long noses, hairless feet, scaly tails and small eyes. They reach an average length between eleven and thirteen inches, with Cuban solenodons often growing smaller than...

Southern Marsupial Mole, Notoryctes typhlops
2014-04-30 10:58:40

The southern marsupial mole (Notoryctes typhlops) is a species of marsupial that can be found in southwest Australia. It has been recorded in desert habitats with soft sand and spinifex grasses, but the habitat preferences of this species is currently unknown. Its range is thought to include northern areas of South Australia and the Northern Territory, as well as the Gibson and Great Victoria deserts. Although this species is a marsupial, it has been classified within its own order, known as...

Volcano Rabbit, Romerolagus diazi
2014-04-25 10:20:30

The volcano rabbit (Romerolagus diazi), known locally as zacatuche or teporingom, is a species of rabbit that can be found in Mexico. This species resides near four volcanoes within its range, including El Pelado, but its range is limited to only sixteen small areas. The majority of individuals reside at higher elevations grasslands or in pine and alder forests. The volcano rabbit reaches an average weight of up to 1.3 pounds and is the second smallest species of rabbit next to the pygmy...

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...

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