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2008-06-19 21:00:18

By Shannon Montgomery, THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON - Two tiny red pandas at Edmonton's Valley Zoo are carrying the survival of their species on their furry shoulders. Tai the female and Pip the male were born May 26 and have already almost tripled their birth weights of 112 and 147 grams.

2008-06-19 15:00:00

By THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON - Two tiny red pandas at Edmonton's Valley Zoo are helping to carry the survival of their species on their furry shoulders. Tai and Pip were born May 26, and have already almost tripled their birth weights of 112 and 147 grams.

2008-06-16 12:00:37

The Walt Disney Studios and Chinese filmmakers Castle Hero Pictures and Ying Dong Media say they are teaming up on the new movie Touch of the Panda. The project was announced Sunday at the Shanghai International Film Festival.

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2008-06-09 12:30:00

Researchers have successfully filmed the giant panda’s mating process in the wild.

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2008-05-29 14:23:01

After the Wolong Giant Panda Reserve received a damaging blow from the recent deadly earthquake in China, officials are now seeking a new home for the bears.

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2008-05-22 16:20:00

Officials in China have sent emergency rations of bamboo-shoots to a reserve housing pandas in the earthquake zone in Sichuan province, China’s state media reported Thursday. The move was made because no one was collecting food for the bears in the aftermath of China’s most devastating earthquake in decades.

2008-04-01 14:50:00

Cardiff University is contributing to the first genome project to assist conservation efforts for an endangered species.

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2008-03-06 09:00:00

BGI-Shenzhen is pleased to announce the launch of the International Giant Panda Genome Project. The giant panda is a much loved animal all over the world and is considered a symbol of China, as illustrated by its being one of the mascots for the upcoming Olympics in Beijing.

2007-12-20 11:16:39

A 16-month-old giant panda born at half the weight of most newborn pandas is growing into a normal, healthy animal in southwest China, state media reported Thursday.

2007-11-06 09:07:06

A male panda born four years ago at the San Diego Zoo left for China on Monday to join that country's breeding program.


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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