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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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Post by queenie » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:54 pm

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

:vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5gS9nDXRtg
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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