Giant panda at Ueno zoo showing signs of pregnancy

National May 19, 2017

Giant panda at Ueno zoo showing signs of pregnancy

A female giant panda at Tokyo's Ueno zoo has shown signs of being pregnant, including reduced appetite and longer sleeping times, the zoo's operator said. If 11-year-old Shin Shin does give birth, the cub will be the first giant panda born at Ueno Zoological Gardens ...

Zoo in Wakayama marks 15th panda birth

National Sep 18, 2016

Zoo in Wakayama marks 15th panda birth

A giant panda at a zoo in Wakayama Prefecture gave birth to a female cub early Sunday, the zoo operator said, bringing the total number of pandas born there to 15. The 24-cm-long baby panda weighed 197 grams, and both the cub and mother Rauhin, ...

Giant panda gives birth to twins in Wakayama

National Dec 3, 2014

Giant panda gives birth to twins in Wakayama

A giant panda in Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, has given birth to healthy twin cubs, zookeepers said Wednesday. Fourteen-year-old Rauhin gave birth to two females, each weighing 180 grams and measuring about 20 cm, on Tuesday night, according to officials at Adventure World, a theme park ...

Aquarium chief dolphins' best friend

National Oct 29, 2013

Aquarium chief dolphins' best friend

Right after the Great East Japan Earthquake struck in March 2011, Junichi Jingu, manager of exhibits at Marinepia Matsushima Aquarium, feared that he would never see its rare Commerson's dolphins again. "The shaking was so strong that I thought the floors would collapse," Jingu, 59, ...

Shin Shin had a phantom pregnancy: Ueno panda experts

National 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, that ...

Shin Shin the panda unlikely to be pregnant

National Jun 26, 2013

Shin Shin the panda unlikely to be pregnant

by Masaaki Kameda

Shin Shin, the female giant panda at Ueno Zoo, is highly unlikely to be pregnant, officials at the Tokyo facility said Tuesday, saying she isn't showing the conditions usually observed before pandas give birth. Shin Shin has been removed from public viewing since June 4 ...