Dutch panda mania as breeding pair arrive from China

Apr 13, 2017

Dutch panda mania as breeding pair arrive from China

Two giant pandas arrived by plane at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport Wednesday after a marathon 8,000 km journey from China, the first breeding pair on Dutch soil in three decades. Female panda Wu Wen (Beautiful Powerful Cloud) and her male companion Xing Ya (Elegant Star) ...

Captive giant pandas' needs grow with age

/ Apr 8, 2017

Captive giant pandas' needs grow with age

Failing eyesight, poor digestion, bad teeth, limbs no longer so limber: With captive giant pandas living longer than ever, the list of their physical and even emotional needs is growing. China, the pandas’ native home, is seeking to cater to those requirements with a ...

Panda pair at Ueno Zoo confirmed to have mated

Feb 27, 2017

Panda pair at Ueno Zoo confirmed to have mated

Hope for a new baby panda grew Monday as officials confirmed that a pair of giant pandas at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo had mated for the first time in four years. They said female panda Shin Shin and male Ri Ri, both 11, mated ...

Eats shoots, rarely breeds: Pandas still at risk

Sep 24, 2016

Eats shoots, rarely breeds: Pandas still at risk

The giant panda may have been taken off the endangered species list, but the emblematic black and white bear still faces a plethora of risks, including epidemics and climate change, Chinese breeding centers say. Every morning, with the dawn light shimmering on their patchy ...

Get a room! Ueno Zoo's bashful pandas try for a baby

Feb 5, 2016

Get a room! Ueno Zoo's bashful pandas try for a baby

Two giant pandas at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo have been given some private time in a bid to create a romantic environment in which the bashful creatures can mate. Public viewing was halted on Thursday in the hope that male Ri Ri — who zookeepers ...

Pandas save energy like sloths: study

/ Jul 10, 2015

Pandas save energy like sloths: study

Giant pandas are the new couch potatoes of the animal world, according to a study Thursday that found the bears are just as sluggish as sloths. Researchers in China tracked five captive pandas and three wild ones for the study, published in the journal ...