The cubs, about the size of a guinea pig, were conceived through artificial insemination using sperm from her Toronto Zoo partner Da Mao as well as the frozen sperm from two giant pandas
living in China.
Tian Tian (Sweetie) and Yang Guang (Sunshine) are the first giant pandas
to live in the UK for 17 years.
The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda
Breeding is a non-profit organization engaged in wildlife research, captive breeding, conservation education, and educational tourism.
Increased surveillance and control of influenza viruses in giant panda
populations are imperative for successful conservation of these endangered animals.
are an endangered species, with fewer than 2,000 left in the wild.
When the Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda
Breeding was founded in the 1980s, there were only six giant pandas
We not only have a successful giant panda
program at the Memphis Zoo, but we also have an abundance of bamboo thanks to the warmer climate," said Dr.
The two giant pandas
, Huan Huan and Yuan Zi, have come from the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda
Breeding in China and arrived in Paris on Sunday at noon local time.
JOURNEY FROM CHINA Giant panda
Yang Guang eats bamboo prior to a journey to Britain, and getting ready to be transported
The giant panda
(Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is the world's rarest member of the bear family.
CHINA Male Giant Panda
Yang Guang eats bamboo in his enclosure at the Bifengxia Panda Centre near the city of Ya'an in Sichuan Province.
China's official media on Saturday reported that a giant panda
pair living at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo survived Friday's catastrophic earthquake in Japan.
The average giant panda
eats as much as nine to 14 kilograms of bamboo shoots a day, but the plant gives them little protein and energy, which affects their reproduction.
CHANGES IN GIANT PANDA
PROGESTERONE LEVELS AND THEIR CORRELATION TO REPRODUCTIVE MATURITY.
As a result, breeders are having to ration bamboo for the 67 endangered bears in the Chengdu Giant Panda
Breeding Research Base.