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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.

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2008-06-20 13:18:36

Scientists at the Smithsonian's National Zoo detected a secondary rise in urinary progestin levels in the Zoo's female giant panda Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) earlier this month. The results from the test on Thursday, June 19 lead scientists to believe the hormone rise indicates that it would be mid- to late-July before Mei Xiang either gives birth to a cub or comes to the end of a pseudopregnancy, or false pregnancy, which is common in giant pandas.

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2008-03-20 02:15:00

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.

2008-03-11 12:00:41

Panda Energy Inc. today announced that it intends to build, own and operate a 500-megawatt combined-cycle power plant in an industrial-zoned area of the city of Sherman, Texas.

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2008-02-11 09:10:00

Unlike the spontaneous attraction that most humans equate with love and romance, mating and dating at the National Zoo is planned, strategic and science-based -- quite an unromantic encounter.

2007-12-04 09:00:55

DALLAS, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Energy Inc. today announced that it intends to build, own and operate a 1,000-megawatt combined-cycle power plant in an industrial-zoned area of the city of Temple, Texas.

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2007-07-18 09:10:00

The World Society for the Protection of Animals hopes Sally Maughan's work convinces people around the globe that rehabilitating orphaned bears, then releasing them in forests, is better than sending them to zoos or circuses.

2007-05-24 00:40:00

A panda at the Memphis Zoo is definitely pregnant, officials there said Wednesday. Ya Ya, a giant panda, was artificially inseminated in January after she and a male companion failed at mating the old-fashioned way.

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2006-10-18 09:45:34

The Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo opened its new Asia Trial and giant panda habitat Tuesday, the first phase of a complete makeover of the zoo's exhibits.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.