Latest Tian Tian Stories
Officials at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland say that Tian Tian, Edinburgh Zoo’s beloved female giant panda has suffered a miscarriage and is no longer pregnant.
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.
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.
As solitary animals, giant pandas have developed a number of ways to communicate those times when they are ready to come into close contact.
Now, millions of Internet users around the world will be able to check in on the famous U.S. born Tai Shan panda bear.
In a move almost guaranteed to quash romantic notions, onlookers watched intently from video monitors as two giant pandas at Washington DCâ€™s National Zoo were about to have their first date in a year.
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.
The endangered giant panda may soon be able to add a new representative to the ranks of their species, according to officials at the Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna.
Officials at a panda research center in northwest Chinaâ€™s Shaanxi Province have closed the facility to visitors as a precautionary measure intended to protect the animals from being infected by the H1N1 swine flu.
A giant panda who delivered a male cub last year has given birth to a female cub at a breeding center in northwest China, officials said. Nine-year-old Zhuzhu, whose name means pearl, gave birth to her newest cub Friday at the Shaanxi Rare Wild Animals Rescue and Breeding Research Center in Xi'an, China's state-run news agency, Xinhua, reported Saturday. Zhuzhu was artificially inseminated, as was 6-year-old Lousheng, who gave birth three weeks ago to a male and a female cub. The recent baby...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.