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While a giant panda cub born Friday afternoon at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington was said to be in good health following a 10-minute physical exam Sunday morning, zoo officials have revealed that its mother had also given birth to a second, stillborn cub over the weekend.
As solitary animals, giant pandas have developed a number of ways to communicate those times when they are ready to come into close contact.
In a move almost guaranteed to quash romantic notions, onlookers watched intently from video monitors as two giant pandas at Washington DCâ€™s National Zoo were about to have their first date in a year.
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.
Famous San Diego Zoo panda Bai Yun had her fifth cub following a 130-day pregnancy that zookeepers said ended with an easy delivery.
The San Diego Zoo will receive pandas from China during the next five years under a new loan agreement between the two sides, officials say. Giant Panda Conservation Foundation President David Towne said the loan agreement during the ongoing economic crisis worldwide will allow the tourist site to continue to receive pandas from China, but at nearly half the cost, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Saturday. An official with the China Wildlife Conservation Association praised the deal for...
The 2008 giant panda mating season began Tuesday, March 18, at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Female Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) and male Tian Tian (tee-YEN tee-YEN) attempted to mate throughout the day Tuesday.
A male panda born four years ago at the San Diego Zoo left for China on Monday to join that country's breeding program.
A giant panda in southwest China has given birth to a pair of twins, state media said, the latest additions in a baby boom for the endangered animals.
BEIJING (Reuters) - The lightest panda cub born in captivity is doing well and putting on weight since his premature birth in China on the same day the heaviest incubator-bred panda was born at another research center, state media said on Thursday.
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