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2012-09-09 22:22:02

SHANGHAI, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chengdu Panda Base, in partnership with WildAid, will announce the launch of the 2012 Global Pambassador campaign, a 3 month competition to develop global knowledge and awareness about giant panda conservation. The campaign will recruit 3 panda-lovers who are passionate about protecting the endangered species, and have a strong sense of social responsibility. These individuals will serve in their official capacity as a "Chengdu Pambassador" for one...

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. One means of this communication occurs through scent marking. A recent study by San Diego Zoo Global researchers, collaborating with researchers at the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Science, indicates that pandas make clear and specific choices about what trees are used for scent marking. "Variables affecting the selection of scent-marking...

Japan’s First Panda Born In 24 Years Dies One Week After Birth
2012-07-12 11:39:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The baby panda, who had yet been named, died on Wednesday after resuscitation efforts failed. The cub had no...

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2012-07-09 14:21:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Now, millions of Internet users around the world will be able to check in on the famous U.S. born Tai Shan panda bear. Explore.org has set up live HD web cams so the world will be able to get their panda fill by looking into what Tai Shan is up to. Tai Shan became the first Giant Panda born in captivity at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. seven years ago. Millions of onlookers tuned in to a live online stream of the panda...

2012-07-04 14:20:22

CHENGDU, China, July 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- July 4th marks the international launch of Panda Awareness Week (PAW), with 108 costumed pandas performing a tai-chi inspired dance in the middle of Trafalgar Square. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120704/CN34711 ) PAW, supported by panda expert and TV wildlife presenter Nigel Marven, is pioneered by the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (Chengdu Panda Base), a world-renowned breeding and research base for giant...

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 17, 2012 Accessory Power has surpassed its fundraising goal for the Pandas International Bamboo Project to plant one full acre of bamboo seedlings at the Wolong Giant Panda Reserve Center in Sichuan province, China and is announcing a further commitment to raise additional funds. Due to the success of their previous fundraising...

2012-05-18 05:12:37

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - 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. "Every organ has a clock," lead author of the Study Satchidananda Panda of the Salk Institute for Biological studies was quoted saying. There are times that our livers, intestines, muscles, and other organs will work at peak efficiency and other times when they are more or less sleeping. Panda's team fed mice a...

Researchers Give Long Look At Who Benefits From Nature Tourism
2012-04-26 06:31:42

Using nature's beauty as a tourist draw can boost conservation in China's valued panda preserves, but it isn't an automatic ticket out of poverty for the human habitants, a unique long-term study shows. The policy hitch: Often those who benefit most from nature-based tourism endeavors are people who already have resources. The truly impoverished have a harder time breaking into the tourism business. Wei Liu's study, published in the April 25 edition of PLoS One, looks at nearly a decade...

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. According to the authors of the study, this new understanding of the regulators of male reproductive function will allow continued improvement of the captive panda management program and will, one day, assist in reintroducing pandas into the wild. The giant panda is a specialized bear...

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

John Neumann for RedOrbit.com This story was originally published on April 1st, 2012 as part of an April Fool's Day prank and promotion. It should in no way be considered as "real" news. 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. The success of the breeding program, with nearly 1,000 born and raised within the confines of the...


Latest Giant Pandas Reference Libraries

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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2007-01-22 14:41:19

The red panda, Ailurus fulgens also known as the lesser panda, bear cat or fire fox, is a mostly herbivorous mammal. It is slightly larger than a domestic cat 21.65 in (55 cm) long. The red panda has semi-retractile claws and, like the giant panda, has a "false thumb" which is really an extension of the wrist bone. Thick fur on the soles of the feet offers protection from cold and hides scent glands. For many decades the taxonomic classification of both the red panda and giant panda has been...

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