Ueno Zoo gives pandas privacy as mating season starts

Mar 6, 2014

Ueno Zoo gives pandas privacy as mating season starts

Ueno Zoo is to shutter its panda display in hopes of encouraging the famously lethargic creatures to concentrate on mating without the distraction of spectators, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Starting Thursday, Shin Shin and her companion, Ri Ri, will be given a bit of ...

Shin Shin had a phantom pregnancy: Ueno panda experts

Aug 5, 2013

Shin Shin had a phantom pregnancy: Ueno panda experts

Specialists at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo have concluded that giant panda Shin Shin, 8, experienced a phantom pregnancy, the zoo said Monday. According to the zoo, Shin Shin is back to normal after showing signs of pregnancy, including a lack of appetite and reduced activity, ...

Panda Shin Shin to return to stage at Ueno Zoo

Jul 2, 2013

Panda Shin Shin to return to stage at Ueno Zoo

Giant panda Shin Shin will be put back on display at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo starting Tuesday after being removed last month for what turned out to be a “false pregnancy,” the zoo said Monday. While on display, Shin Shin will be able to move ...

Endangered gorilla gives birth again at Ueno Zoo

Apr 26, 2013

Endangered gorilla gives birth again at Ueno Zoo

Western lowland gorilla Momoko gave birth Wednesday at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo, officials at the facility said Thursday. The 29-year-old mother and the baby, whose sex is not yet known, are both in stable condition, the officials said. It is Momoko’s third baby, but the ...

Giant panda pair at Ueno Zoo are observed mating

Mar 13, 2013

Giant panda pair at Ueno Zoo are observed mating

Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo said Tuesday that two giant pandas have mated, sparking hopes for a cub. Zoo staff saw the female Shin Shin and male Ri Ri, both 7 years old, mate Monday evening and again Tuesday morning. The mating period is expected to ...