Latest Giant Panda Stories

2008-09-22 09:00:50

DALLAS, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Panda Ethanol Inc. today announced that it has exercised its contractual right to terminate Lurgi Inc. as the general contractor for Panda's 115 million gallon-per-year, biomass-fueled ethanol facility located in Hereford, Texas.

2008-09-16 09:00:33

By Lewis South all MAKING Science real for 140 Year 9 pupils took us to Chester Zoo. We spent time exploring the 110 acres carrying out research and taking loads of photos! We were lucky enough to see many animals that are endangered in the wild such as the Jaguar, Red Panda and Sumatran Tiger.

2008-08-13 15:00:36

Mei Xiang, a giant panda at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, won't be giving birth to a cub this year as initially thought, zoo staff say.

2008-08-11 09:01:01

IN BEIJING but tired of the Games?Why not take in a showing of Kung Fu Panda? One of only 20 foreign films allowed into China each year, the Jack Black-voiced animated blockbuster has caused controversy since its release.

2008-07-04 15:00:29

Kung Fu Panda enjoyed a successful first week of release in China despite a protest aimed at keeping the U.S. film out of the country, gate figures show.

2008-06-25 09:00:00

You traveled all the way, queued to get a ticket and elbowed through the crowds, and finally, there are the pandas, lying still and asleep.

2008-06-24 15:02:45

Scientists at the U.S. National Zoo say it might be mid- or late July before they can definitely determine if giant panda Mei Xian is pregnant.

2008-06-24 12:00:00

A local wildlife charity needs volunteers to help the pandas affected by the recent earthquake in China.

2008-06-21 15:00:19

The movie Kung Fu Panda should be banned in China for director Steven Spielberg's decision not to be involved with the Beijing Olympic Games, protesters say. Nationalist Chinese protesters have created a petition calling for a ban on the animated U.S.

2008-06-20 15:00:21

Officials at Washington's National Zoo say there are signs that one of its beloved pandas might be pregnant. Urine tests on Mei Xiang have revealed a hormone spike that could mean she is expecting, The Washington Post said Friday.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.