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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...

Image 1 - Prowling Pandas Become Policy Advisers
2011-12-16 03:37:43

Vanessa Hull evaluates the impacts of zoning on pandas in Wolong Nature Reserve in southwestern China The comings and goings of a pair of girls are helping breathe some life into a zoning policy that's aiming to protect the Chinese environment. The girls--Mei-Mei and Pan-Pan--are pandas outfitted with GPS collars. Vanessa Hull, a doctoral student from the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability at Michigan State University (MSU), is using the movement of collared pandas to...

Image 1 - Zoning Boundaries Can Make Good Neighbors In Conservation
2011-10-28 09:52:35

As the world's biodiversity hotspots are increasingly stressed by their human neighbors, zoning is becoming a common strategy to balance environmental protection and human needs. But a recent study shows zoning for conservation demands reality checks. "Zoning ordinances are rarely evaluated for their ability to make positive changes using empirical data on both human and biodiversity characteristics." says Jianguo (Jack) Liu, an internationally recognized expert at Michigan State...

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2011-08-29 12:40:22

  Scientists said on Monday that panda poop could be a potential treasure trove for making biofuels. Scientists reported today at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) that panda poop contains bacteria with potent effects in breaking down plant material in the way needed to tap biomass as a major new source of "biofuels" produced from grass, wood chips and crop wastes. "Who would have guessed that 'panda poop' might help solve one of...

2011-08-13 00:00:32

Accessory Power supports the nonprofit organization in efforts to preserve the Giant Panda and its habitat Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2011 With only approximately 1,600 wild pandas in existence around the world, the non-profit organization Pandas International has dedicated its efforts on educating the public, and raising money for research and the preservation of panda habitats. After the 2008 earthquake in the Sichuan Province of China, the Wolong Giant Panda Reserve Center...

2011-06-21 08:00:00

CHENGDU, China, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Executives with Milanoo.com this week unveiled a company-sponsored sweepstakes geared toward drawing interest in China's tourism industry. In all, over $50,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to thirty randomly selected winners. In a joint effort to bolster China's tourism industry and to share one of the country's national treasures - the giant panda - with the world, Milanoo.com is sponsoring a tourism sweepstakes. The sweepstakes,...

2011-05-27 07:00:00

CHENGDU, China, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Kung Fu Panda 2's production designer Raymond Zibach traveled Chengdu this week to visit key sites featured in the movie, sites that inspired the production of the first Kung Fu Panda film. "I was so delighted and moved by Mt. Qingcheng that I insisted it be a major feature of the sequel," said Zibach. "I came back to say thank you to Chengdu." Mt. Qingcheng's Tianran Temple appears in the final scene of the film, released globally this...

2011-05-24 07:05:00

CHENGDU, China, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Dreamworks Animation's Kung Fu Panda 2 hits movie theaters on May 26 and ahead of the release, Art Director Raymond Zibach, representing Dreamworks Animation, will come to Chengdu for the Premiere in China, and to explore the hometown of real pandas. In Chengdu, Zibach will share how his research into Chendgu's thriving culture helped inspire the film and how he incorporated new elements of the region into the movie. In the sequel, 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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