AP (Aug. 28, 2015) The National Zoo's panda parents, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, have another son. The zoo announced Friday morning that the surviving panda cub is male and the son of the zoo's male panda Tian Tian. (Aug. ... watch video
AFP (Aug. 16, 2016) A giant panda on loan from China to Austria has given birth to two naturally conceived twins, an exceptionally rare event for the endangered species, Vienna's famous Schoenbrunn Zoo says.
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Reuters - News Video Online (Aug. 23, 2015) Two newborn twins are born to a giant panda at Washington's National Zoo, but it's triple the squeaks in a Mexican zoo with the debut of three new bobcat kittens. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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Sep. 26, 2016 Adding cinnamon to your diet can cool your body by up to two degrees, according to research. And the spice may also contribute to a general improvement in overall health, say authors of a new ... read more
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Mar. 22, 2016 A new study may help conservationists understand the potential for human activities to disturb giant pandas in native habitats. Using captive pandas, conservation scientists worked with animal care ... read more
July 23, 2014 Breeding programs in conservation centers and zoos hope to save the panda by improving genetic diversity, avoid inbreeding and ultimately, introduce pandas back to the wild. Just how are these ... read more
Aug. 27, 2012 As solitary animals, giant pandas have developed a number of ways to communicate those times when they are ready to come into close contact. One means of this communication occurs through scent ... read more