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Giant Pandas -- Discussion

Post by queenie » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:53 pm

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Post by queenie » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:21 pm

Giant Panda Global Awards 2017: The Winners
{a few unusual ones shown here more at the the site ~ they are adorable}
Posted by Jeroen Jacobs | Date: 2018 02 08 | In: Giant Panda Global Awards
The winners of the fifth annual Giant Panda Global Awards were revealed today at the Official Award Ceremony at Zoo Berlin.
The Giant Panda Global Awards are organized by www.GiantPandaGlobal.com to promote the important panda conservation work in China and abroad.
Panda fans from around the world were invited to vote for their favorite pandas, people and institutions from December 20, 2017 until January 21, 2018.
300.487 votes were registered during the one-month online voting in 12 categories. The highest number of voters came from China, France, the United States of America, Indonesia, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Singapore, South Korea, Russia and Denmark.
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The world's only brown and white giant panda in captivity, Qi Zai of SWARC, won the Gold Award as "Favorite Panda in China".
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Photo of last year's Gold Medal Winner for raising twins without assistance, with her twins ~ this is a gr8 feat because Pandas don't have a lot of energy from their diet of bamboo {why they nap a lot & possibly from a long time/generations with diminishing bamboo in the wild in their lineage}, but it helps them, the additions the zoos feed them, fruit, healthy biscuits, etc. & China's supplemental healthy food there in breeding centers, & plenty of bamboo= they are doing all they can do for them & what a blessing they give us especially our small children that get to see them, and the small children still in us} see details next post >
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Tiergarten Schönbrunn / Zoo Vienna’s Yang Yang did what no panda mother in captivity has done before. She raised twins Fu Feng & Fu Ban without any human assistance. This amazing achievement made her the winner of the Gold Award in the category “Panda Personality of 2017”.
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Panda Cub of the Year Bronze-Award Winner Cao Cao's Cub >
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Post by queenie » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:31 pm

The training and release of pandas into the wild, is a very involved & important project for China and Giant Panda preservation
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to go with the pink cub, Cao Cao's cub award winner in an above post, this is on National Zoo cam showing how panda birth can look using our cub Bao Bao, (close in name & you can see more of her on National Zoo Panda thread history on the forum, she is no longer on the cam as now in China, & almost 5 years old) :rh:
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Post by queenie » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:22 pm

The above s'cap shows what it can look like right after panda birth, using Bao Bao's birth, and here is her brother Bei Bei 2 yrs. later and you will experience 2 things in my video

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Published on Sep 2, 2015 ~ 8/27/15~Don't Go Mama Mei~1.32min ~
we not only get to hear & see new 5-day-old Cubbie but how caring & self/sacrificing :rh: Mama Pandas are as Mei doesn't go, but turns right around, and comes back :huggie: Y-I :rh: Pandas!
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Post by queenie » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:12 am

March 16, 2018~~~~ National Panda Day
Visiting These Bear-y Cute North Americans By Kelli Bender~Posted on March 16, 2018 at 12:30pm EDT
Put the brakes on your St. Patty’s party planning and rush to one of these zoos to spend March 16 cooing over these adorable black-and-white bears, as is tradition...
SAN DIEGO ZOO A hot spot for animal encounters, this California zoo has had great success with panda reproduction. The San Diego Zoo was the first U.S. zoo to have pandas born at its facility and raised into adulthood. The zoo is currently home to three adult giant pandas, female Bai Yun and males Gao Gao and Xiao Liwu.
at People Pets ~ {4 Zoos = San Diego, Atlanta, Memphis & Washington DC}
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2018 WUSA-TV excerpt: >
9 facts to help you celebrate National Panda Day
It's National Panda Day! Here are some facts to help you celebrate.
Author: Japaira Ellison
Published: 3:26 PM EDT March 16, 2018
...The slow-moving bears originate from Southwestern China and have been around since China’s Han dynasty 206 BC. The highly prized pandas were believed to have mystical powers. China considers the panda bear a “national treasure.”
Pandas first came to the United States in 1972 when President Richard Nixon established relations with China. While visiting China, the former first lady, Pat Nixon expressed her love of the pandas. As a gift to Mrs. Nixon, China sent the first panda to the National Zoo in Washington, DC.
Outside of the U.S. Giant Pandas can also be found in zoos in Australia, Canada, Japan, Finland, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Mexico, France, Singapore, Spain, Austria, Belgium and the United Kingdom.
Check out these 9 quick facts about panda bears:
1. Giant Pandas are an endangered species.
2. At birth they weigh about 4-8 ounces, and can grow to be 353 pounds.
3. Pandas can eat up to 14 hours a day and their diets mostly consist of bamboo stalks, shoots and roots.
4. Pandas do not hibernate.
5. Their scientific name is Ailuropoda melanoleuca, which means “black and white cat-foot”.
6. Baby Pandas are born pink and blind. They usually can see about six weeks after birth.
7. They are good climbers.
8. Pandas are usually shy animals, except when meeting for food or mating.
9. The panda bear life span is 15-25 years.
For more information about panda bears, visit: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/anim ... ant-panda/
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Post by queenie » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:25 pm

B L E S S E D ~ E A S T E R ~ T O ~ A L L !
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Post by Ferenz » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:39 am

02. September 2019 - Twin bundles of joy

Germany’s first panda cubs are born at Zoo Berlin!

Magical moments are currently taking place behind the scenes of the Panda Garden at Zoo Berlin. Using her large, powerful paws, a first-time panda mum lovingly snuggles her tiny pink newborn into the warm, soft fur of her face. On Saturday evening, Berlin’s panda population doubled as Germany welcomed its first-ever panda offspring – two of them!

The past few weeks at Zoo Berlin have been particularly tense and exciting, with plenty of waiting and crossed fingers. Finally, on 31 August at 6:54 p.m., the moment everyone had been waiting for arrived: following a gestation period of 147 days, female panda Meng Meng (6) gave birth to her very first cub. The joyous event came just one week after experts from Zoo Berlin and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) were able to perform an ultrasound scan that determined Meng Meng was indeed pregnant. Immediately after giving birth, the new mother knew just what to do: she placed the tiny creature gently on her belly and began to warm it lovingly with her big paws, warm breath, and the soft fur of her cheeks. But mother and child weren’t alone for long, as at 7:42 p.m. – just under an hour later – a second cub was born!

“Meng Meng and her two cubs coped well with the birth and are all in good health,” reports veterinarian and Zoo and Tierpark Director Dr Andreas Knieriem with relief. “Even though these are the first offspring born to our young female panda, she is already doing a wonderful job as a mum. In the beginning, the young have to feed roughly every two to three hours and are dependent on the body heat of their mother to keep warm.”

Germany’s first panda cubs don’t display any resemblance to their parents just yet: they were born pink with fine white down and a disproportionately large tail. But though otherwise helpless, the young bears clearly came out with strong lungs – and immediately put them to good use. Meng Meng responds to their loud squeaks by carefully guiding the little ones to her teats to feed. As pandas that give birth to twins usually only raise one of the cubs, in close cooperation with Chinese experts of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Zoo Berlin has decided to actively support Meng Meng in the rearing process. “There are only 1,864 adult pandas currently living in their natural habitat,” says Knieriem. “As a result, every single new cub represents an important contribution to the conservation of the species.” The young pandas are therefore currently on alternating, two-to-three-hour shifts with their mother, and are otherwise being cared for in a cosy warm incubator by the Chinese breeding experts. Vets have even managed to conduct an initial examination – with promising results. The cubs weigh 186 and 136 grams respectively, and generally seem lively and alert. The sexes have not been determined yet.
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Post by Ferenz » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:41 am


Giant Pandas at the Berlin Zoo :yes:

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Post by queenie » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:22 pm

Ferenz wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:39 am
02. September 2019 - Twin bundles of joy

Germany’s first panda cubs are born at Zoo Berlin!

Magical moments are currently taking place behind the scenes of the Panda Garden at Zoo Berlin. Using her large, powerful paws, a first-time panda mum lovingly snuggles her tiny pink newborn into the warm, soft fur of her face. On Saturday evening, Berlin’s panda population doubled as Germany welcomed its first-ever panda offspring – two of them!

The past few weeks at Zoo Berlin have been particularly tense and exciting, with plenty of waiting and crossed fingers. Finally, on 31 August at 6:54 p.m., the moment everyone had been waiting for arrived: following a gestation period of 147 days, female panda Meng Meng (6) gave birth to her very first cub. The joyous event came just one week after experts from Zoo Berlin and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) were able to perform an ultrasound scan that determined Meng Meng was indeed pregnant. Immediately after giving birth, the new mother knew just what to do: she placed the tiny creature gently on her belly and began to warm it lovingly with her big paws, warm breath, and the soft fur of her cheeks. But mother and child weren’t alone for long, as at 7:42 p.m. – just under an hour later – a second cub was born!

“Meng Meng and her two cubs coped well with the birth and are all in good health,” reports veterinarian and Zoo and Tierpark Director Dr Andreas Knieriem with relief. “Even though these are the first offspring born to our young female panda, she is already doing a wonderful job as a mum. In the beginning, the young have to feed roughly every two to three hours and are dependent on the body heat of their mother to keep warm.”

Germany’s first panda cubs don’t display any resemblance to their parents just yet: they were born pink with fine white down and a disproportionately large tail. But though otherwise helpless, the young bears clearly came out with strong lungs – and immediately put them to good use. Meng Meng responds to their loud squeaks by carefully guiding the little ones to her teats to feed. As pandas that give birth to twins usually only raise one of the cubs, in close cooperation with Chinese experts of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Zoo Berlin has decided to actively support Meng Meng in the rearing process. “There are only 1,864 adult pandas currently living in their natural habitat,” says Knieriem. “As a result, every single new cub represents an important contribution to the conservation of the species.” The young pandas are therefore currently on alternating, two-to-three-hour shifts with their mother, and are otherwise being cared for in a cosy warm incubator by the Chinese breeding experts. Vets have even managed to conduct an initial examination – with promising results. The cubs weigh 186 and 136 grams respectively, and generally seem lively and alert. The sexes have not been determined yet.
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Thank you for sharing this gr8 twin-panda news :hooray: Berlin is a beautiful zoo, and active in world panda-reporting! So happy to hear Chengdu is helping Mama Meng, with these darling & precious cubbies,
Chinese experts of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Zoo Berlin has decided to actively support Meng Meng in the rearing process
Chengdu was wonderfully dedicated in helping Zoo Atlanta Mama Lun with her twins {now having raised her 2nd set still at zoo at 3yrs old} & unfortunately just learned Mama Mei Xiang at Nat'l Zoo isn't expecting & need to go put that news there {& adorable cubbie Bei Bei, 4 yrs. old now, is going to China this Fall, know he will have beautiful & spunky cubbies to add to the panda population also}
Darling video of Zoo Atlanta family I found today of 3 showing what fun panda twins are :woohoo:
:vid: 2.19 min. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hmJ2YiL-hQ 2.19
Giant Pandas Lun Lun, Xi Lun, & Ya Lun in the Hammock! 03-07-17
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Post by Ferenz » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:45 am

Ferenz wrote:
Berlin Zoo Giant Pandas Meng Meng (f) & Jiao Qing (m):
13 September 2019 - cubs are 2 weeks old

With furry black ears, characteristic dark circles and well-fed tummy, the little pandas start looking for real pandas at the age of two weeks.

While one young animal screeches its heavy head in search of Mama's teat, the second cub in the incubator has stretched out her four-legged body in a deep sleep. In addition to black puffy ears and dark circles around the eyes, a dark belt has recently been identified on the shoulders of the pink shimmering baby pandas. "We are very pleased with the development of the two mini pandas. As you can see from the gradual black-and-white coloring of the twins, they come - now optically - to Mama, "explains zoo and Tierpark director dr. Andreas Knieriem. Why Big Pandas are colored in this characteristic pattern has always been a mystery. Whether the black and white fur for camouflage, heat regulation or communication with conspecifics is beneficial, scientists could never fully clarify.

The Panda team still supports Mama Meng Meng around the clock in the rearing process. The birth weight has now more than doubled: they currently bring 431 g and 343 g on the scales. In addition to weight control, they measure the body temperature of Panda babies and support their digestion with regular tummy massages. Currently, the two drink - one after the other in turn - so extensively in their panda mom, so the vial is currently not used.

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Post by Ferenz » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:10 am

Berlin Zoo - Giant Pandas, 10:09 am - 5 Oct 2019
Our keeper Corvin takes you today to weigh in the Panda Garden

>> Both cubs have a weight of 1400 gram
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Post by queenie » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:31 pm

:wave: Ferenz What wonderful captures you are sharing, they're growing fast :rh: ~ just adorable!
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