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Panda Cub's Twin Was Stillborn
2013-08-26 04:49:44

While a giant panda cub born Friday afternoon at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington was said to be in good health following a 10-minute physical exam Sunday morning, zoo officials have revealed that its mother had also given birth to a second, stillborn cub over the weekend.

Artificial Insemination For National Zoo's Giant Panda
2013-04-01 04:43:39

Veterinarians at the National Zoo in Washington DC have artificially inseminated a female panda after detecting a rise in her urinary estrogen levels over the weekend, various media outlets have reported.

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2012-07-09 14:21:05

Now, millions of Internet users around the world will be able to check in on the famous U.S. born Tai Shan panda bear.

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2011-02-02 12:02:07

In a move almost guaranteed to quash romantic notions, onlookers watched intently from video monitors as two giant pandas at Washington DC’s National Zoo were about to have their first date in a year.

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2011-01-20 13:25:39

A Chinese conservation official said on Wednesday that China is extending its so-called panda diplomacy agreement with the US, which would allow giant pandas to stay at the National Zoo in Washington for another five years.

2010-01-22 12:55:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- IT'S PANDAMONIUM!!! Literally. So the word is out about Lilly Pulitzer's first ever black and white print (with shots of shocking pink, of course).

2009-05-02 21:40:16

Giving a panda at the National Zoo in Washington a colonoscopy was a complicated procedure involving 10 employees, zoo officials said. Tai Shan, born at the zoo almost four years ago, needed the colonoscopy to determine whether he had recovered from eosinophilic colitis, which he developed last year, The Washington Post reported Saturday. The panda had to fast for a day before the procedure Friday.

2009-01-14 17:49:53

The National Zoo in Washington issued a public appeal Wednesday for bamboo after the food supply for the zoo's giant pandas became dangerously low. The zoo said bamboo supplies on its grounds did not regrow this year and the main consumers of the green stalks, giant pandas Tai Shan, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, collectively eat about 1,400 pounds of bamboo per week, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Smaller amounts of bamboo are also consumed by raccoon-sized red pandas, elephants and...

2008-08-13 15:00:36

Mei Xiang, a giant panda at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, won't be giving birth to a cub this year as initially thought, zoo staff say.

2008-06-24 15:02:45

Scientists at the U.S. National Zoo say it might be mid- or late July before they can definitely determine if giant panda Mei Xian is pregnant.


Word of the Day
palinode
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
The word 'palinode' comes from Greek roots meaning 'again' and 'song'.
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