Latest Giant Panda Stories

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.

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.

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.

2006-04-28 02:20:00

China on Friday released a panda bred in captivity into the wild for the first time, and the animal scampered into a nearby bamboo forest where he will be monitored via satellite.

2006-04-13 12:52:25

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the U.S. Congress, the Taiwan Caucus works to bolster American support for diplomatically isolated Taiwan, while the India group works to cement ties between the world's two most populous democracies.

2006-03-23 08:03:52

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian told China on Thursday to drop the idea of giving the island a goodwill gift of a pair of pandas, saying they would not be happy.

2006-01-24 08:00:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent FRONT ROYAL, Virginia (Reuters) - Zoe purrs and grunts when she hears women talking. Just like any house cat wanting her ears scratched, she rubs against the chain-link fence invitingly.

2006-01-24 08:25:00

Fewer than 10,000 clouded leopards are believed to survive in the wild. The breeding program may hold the key to the future of a species vanishing fast as its forest homes disappear and as poachers learn how to capture them.

Word of the Day
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.