Habitat loss and slow natural reproduction have landed pandas on the endangered list. At China’s Wolong Nature Reserve, scientists oversee an innovative captive breeding program that uses artificial insemination to attempt to increase panda populations faster. However, a major earthquake in 2008 destroyed the panda’s habitat and cut off their food, threatening the breeding season. Wild Chronicles reports from China on the state of the panda.
AP (Jan. 16, 2012) Two giant pandas have arrived from China aboard a special plane and are heading to a french zoo in central France. Male Yuan Zi and female Huan Huan are France's first pandas since the death of one ... watch video
National Geographic (Feb. 8, 2012) Discusses the endangered status of the giant panda and efforts to get captive pandas to breed and reproduce. Focuses on Yang Yang and Lun Lun, male and female pandas at Zoo Atlanta, who were raised ... watch video
AFP (Jan. 13, 2012) A pair of giant pandas from China's Shichuan province are to be loaned to France after the two countries agreed upon a deal that will see the pair staying in a French zoo for 10 years under a ... watch video
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