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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.

2012-06-17 23:00:30

Accessory Power supports the nonprofit organization in their efforts to preserve the endangered Giant Panda and its habitat Westlake Village, Calif (PRWEB) June

2012-05-18 05:12:37

A new study suggests that the health consequences of a poor diet might result in part from a mismatch between our body clocks and our eating schedules.

2012-04-27 23:00:48

Google lays out a major algorithm updates, which is resulting in dramatic changes in the search engine rankings.

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.

Pandas Put To Work In Their Own Park
2012-04-01 06:36:09

If you visit the Giant pandas in the Wolong Panda Reserve, the site of a successful breeding program since 1993, don’t be alarmed if your next lunch meal is served by one of the pandas themselves.


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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