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  • This panda is having a better snow day than you

    01/23/2016 4:52:52 PM PST · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 23, 2016 | Lindsay Putnam
    When it comes to dealing with #Blizzard2016, let Tian Tian be your guide. The cuddly 275-pound panda woke up at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, Saturday morning to find his enclosure full of snow - and couldn't be happier about it.
  • Giant panda cub Bei Bei delights hundreds of visitors at the National Zoo by eating bamboo and [tr]

    01/17/2016 8:11:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 1 replies
    AFP ^ | January 16, 2016 | Staff
    Washingtonians got their first close-up look Saturday at the giant panda cub Bei Bei, the new star of the National Zoo. Until now, the cub could be viewed only through the so-called Panda Cam, a video hookup that has allowed people to watch the now five-month-old cub since its birth. A line of visitors formed outside the panda enclosure on Saturday morning before opening time to get a look at the ball of fur inside its soundproof glass enclosed pen.
  • [Can You] Spot the Panda?

    12/23/2015 5:31:59 AM PST · by Daffynition · 26 replies
    IndiaTimes ^ | Dec. 23, 2015 | Anjali Bisaria
    Nothing can warm the frozen wiring of your brain on a cold winter morning like a cheerful Christmas-y puzzle. But as much as you'd like to think that it's easy to spot one panda amidst a sea of smiling, carrot-nosed snowmen, it's actually pretty frustrating. Hungarian artist Gergely Dudás (also known as Dudolf) shared this puzzle last Wednesday and people just can't stop staring at it.
  • Hillary Clinton Commits to Curing Alzheimerâs by 2025

    12/22/2015 12:16:40 PM PST · by palmer · 34 replies ^ | Tue, 12/22/2015 - 11:37am | Lauren Scrudato, Associate Editor
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton outlined a plan to cure Alzheimer's disease by 2025 at her final campaign stop before the Christmas holiday in Iowa today. The proposal highlights increasing annual funding to $2 billion for the next 10 years with the goal of developing a cure by 2025. "The best scientific minds tell us we have a real chance to make groundbreaking progress on curing this disease and relieving the pain so many families feel every day. My plan will set us on that course," she said.
  • Wild Panda Makes Sweet Score Raiding Honey Farmers Hives

    09/11/2015 2:11:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    A bee farmer in Southwest China's Sichuan Province found himself helpless as a wild panda helped itself to honey straight from his hives, media reported on Wednesday. The Baoxing county villager called local authorities Tuesday after he discovered the sweet-toothed panda dipping into 10 box beehives. Authorities arrived to find the panda crouching in the corner, completely absorbed with his desert and undeterred by their presence. "This panda didn't fear people standing a meter away," said Jiang Xiandong, a local official. Concerned about how to handle China's most protected and treasured animal, the nonplussed officials eventually left the panda to...
  • It's Panda-Monium! National Zoo Says Mei Xiang Has Twins ( Awesome photos in thread!)

    08/22/2015 9:19:43 PM PDT · by BAW · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8-22-2015 | JESSICA GRESKO
    The National Zoo in Washington says its adult female panda has had twins. The first cub was born Saturday at 5:35 p.m. and the zoo said on Twitter that a second was born at 10:07 p.m. The zoo has said both cubs appear healthy. If the cubs survive, they would be the 17-year-old panda's third and fourth surviving offspring.
  • Circus tricked kids with dogs painted as pandas [Italy]

    12/24/2014 6:41:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    The Local ^ | 12/23/2014 | Staff
    Two painted chow chow dogs posing as pandas have been seized from a circus in northern Italy, after tricking children into handing over cash, police have said. The male and female dogs were seized by police after it became clear that they were not, in fact, pandas. To an unassuming child visiting the circus in Brescia, a small furry animal with white and black stripes may do the trick. But The Local readers may notice a distinct difference. Here is a real panda: Panda photo by Shutterstock. And here are the dogs-in-disguise: The police were not fooled, who said the...
  • Metta changing name to 'The Pandas Friend'

    08/07/2014 5:37:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | Ian Begley
    That's the approach the player formerly known as Ron Artest is taking as he prepares to play his first season in China. China Daily reported that Artest, known most recently as Metta World Peace, has decided to change his name to "Panda Friend."
  • Oh This is Cruel: China Cancels Pandas to Malaysia in Retaliation for Bungled Plan Search

    04/11/2014 7:06:49 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 6 replies
    The rancour has strained ties between Malaysia and China, whose government also has put pressure on authorities in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia's environment minister told AFP Friday that China had postponed plans to send a pair of pandas to Malaysia next week. China had agreed in 2010 to lend the two giant pandas for 10 years in Beijing's latest use of "panda diplomacy" to cement ties with other countries.
  • Sede Vacante

    03/27/2014 9:54:31 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-27-2014 | MOTUS
    Official debrief following the return of Lady Ms China entourage: It turned out to be a somewhat more substantive swing through this massive country than expected, displaying Obamas deft ability to mix diplomacy with her personal narrative. Before flying home late Wednesday afternoon, she had raised the issues of minority rights, Internet access and religious freedom, all while charming the Chinese public by skipping rope, practicing tai chi with high school students and declaring herself awed by the nations ancient tourist sites. In other words: an awesome piece of soft diplomacy success, according to the Washington Post, as well as...
  • Panda mom makes her baby go back to bed - Video

    02/26/2014 6:05:10 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 6 replies
    You Tube - Adorable baby panda
  • You will no longer be able to watch this baby panda online if the government shuts down

    09/30/2013 2:34:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/30/13 | Andrea Peterson
    You can watch the National Zoo's yet un-named female panda cub be nursed by her mother Mei Xiang right now on the zoo's panda cam. **SNIP** The zoo announced on Twitter that the all live animal cams would go dark during a shutdown, along with in real life public options.
  • Red Panda missing at National Zoo

    06/24/2013 9:16:13 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2013
    A male red panda has turned up missing at the Smithsonian National Zoo, a spokeswoman said Monday, and zoo officials have been combing the grounds searching for him.
  • Panda porn shown in attempt to get two to mate

    03/15/2013 8:09:22 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    The Telegraph [UK] ^ | 15 Mar 2013 | Harry Alsop
    Researchers at China's breeding and research centre were concerned that five-year-old Ke Lin and her partner Yongyong never seemed to be in the mood. So they played the couple a video of pandas mating in the wild to in an effort to get them to mate.
  • Panda Blood Compound 6x More Powerful Than Current Antibiotics

    01/01/2013 1:54:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    DVICE ^ | Jan 1, 2013 | Evan Ackerman
    Panda blood compound 6x more powerful than current antibiotics In what could be either very good news or very bad news for our fluffy black and white friends, it's been discovered that panda blood contains an antibiotic compound that's vastly more powerful than anything we've got right now. Researchers at the Life Sciences College of Nanjing Agricultural University in China have extracted a compound called cathelicidin-AM from the blood of giant pandas. Cathelicidin-AM is what's called a gene-encoded antimicrobial peptide, a natural antibiotic that's produced by a panda's immune cells. Testing has shown that cathelicidin-AM can kill even drug resistant...
  • UK: BBC in hot water over 'pandagate' sexism row(feminazi rears its ugly head)

    12/31/2011 7:32:47 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 12/31/11
    12-31-2011 19:26 BBC in hot water over 'pandagate' sexism row It was intended as a lighthearted addition to an otherwise serious list of women who made the headlines in 2011. But the BBC's inclusion of a panda in its "faces of the year" has kicked up a storm. In a media row dubbed "Pandagate" by users of Twitter, the broadcaster has included Tian Tian (Sweetie), one of two pandas who arrived at a Scottish zoo earlier this month, as its female "face" for December in an online feature. The hairy giant is named alongside women such as U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle...
  • Punch a panda! Feel good! (Punch A pelosi Would Be Better)

    12/21/2010 8:14:30 AM PST · by devane617 · 8 replies · 2+ views
    breitbart ^ | 12/21/2010
    Angry enough to punch a defenseless panda? Then come to New York. Every week this winter, performance artist Nate Hill dons a panda suit, heads onto the streets, and challenges members of the public to take a swing. "Hit me. Hit more hard," he urged passersby on a freezing afternoon at busy Union Square. "You know you're angry, you were angry this morning." A towering figure in white panda paw gloves, bodysuit and a head the size of a prize-winning pumpkin, the panda hopped down the sidewalk like a boxer. Hill, 33, said he thought up the persona of Punch...
  • Stressed? Punch a Panda!

    12/14/2010 2:53:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Uptowner ^ | Dec 14th, 2010 | Ksenia Galouchko
    Greeting people outside the public assistance office on W. 125th Street, a man dressed in panda outfit and boxing gloves invites passerby to punch him. Nate Hill calls his artistic experiment community service and social outreach meant to give people an outlet for their frustrations. Hill, who lives in East Harlem, started his Punch Me Panda experiment about a month ago and has so far taken punches in Harlem, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Park Slope, Williamsburg and Bushwick. Hill announces his weekly trips on Twitter, where he also invites people to request house calls. When I came to the off-track betting location, all...
  • It's a boy panda!

    11/18/2010 9:48:42 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 6 replies
    Access Atlanta ^ | 11/18/2010 | George Mathis
    The only giant panda born in the United States in 2010 is a male, Zoo Atlanta said Thursday. A happy and healthy cub was born to Lun Lun Nov. 3, 2010, but a recent medical exam revealed the cuddly creature's gender. The exam was performed by the Zoo Atlanta veterinary team and a colleague from the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. The unnamed newborn weighs a mere 11 ounces and has begun to develop the species' familiar black and white panda coloration, zoo officials said. His eyes are not yet open. Adult males weigh over 300 pounds. The...
  • Never say no to Panda (Bizarre Egyptian TV commercials)

    09/27/2010 1:21:57 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 4 replies
    Chris Blattman ^ | 09/24/2010 | Chris Blattman
    Brilliant commercials for Panda cheese. Covertly a metaphor for China?
  • Traces of Red Panda Found in Tennessee

    08/12/2010 9:55:51 AM PDT · by Palter · 20 replies
    AOL News ^ | 10 Aug 2010 | Lee Speigel
    It has the face of a giant panda bear and the body of a small raccoon. This unusual, cuddly-looking animal is the red panda, and until recently, was only believed to be native to the mountains of Nepal, Burma and China. Now, according to recent fossil findings, it appears the enigmatic red cousin to the black-and-white panda once roamed the long-ago forests of Tennessee. Red pandas currently live in various zoos around America, captivating the public and causing children to beg their parents to buy them one as a household pet. And if you happen to visit the Washington County...
  • Spanish police stamp out butterfly botnet[Canada's Defence Intelligence and Panda Security]

    03/03/2010 6:37:02 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 16 replies · 670+ views
    tgdaily ^ | Wed 3rd Mar 2010 | Emma Woollacott
    Another day, another botnet. This time, it has the rather pretty name of Mariposa - it means butterfly - and is believed to be one of the world's largest. More than 13 million PCs were infected by Mariposa, which apparently infected more than half the world's 1,000 largest companies and at least 40 major financial institutions. The botnet was , and three men have been arrested. According to Panda Security, the three men used the aliases Netkairo, Ostiator and Johnyloleante. "Designed for information theft, Mariposa has stolen personal data from millions of compromised computers," says Defence Intelligence. "Amongst this personal...
  • Panda found eating like a pig

    03/01/2010 10:31:43 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 28 replies · 870+ views
    news ^ | 2 hrs 20 mins ago
    BEIJING (Reuters) Hunger drove a wild panda to break into a Chinese farmer's pig pen and eat their food, which was meat and bone, rather than bamboo. State-run China Central Television said the giant panda had apparently descended from the mountains in a region of southwest China's Sichuan province and was spotted in a field before the animal was found inside the pig pen, chewing on bones and spitting out the meat. After eating its fill, the panda quietly left.
  • Feminism Triumphs Over Pandadom

    01/06/2010 2:30:39 PM PST · by mnehring · 4 replies · 293+ views
    American feminists have been attempting to rid the world of male chauvinists for decades. In this they have largely failed, given that men still exist, although they have had considerable success in neutering many male victims. These results are not quite good enough, however, which has led dissatisfied feminists to cross the species barrier for answers in the quest to eliminate all things masculine. The object of their estro-wrath? Our good friends, the pandas.First frozen semen test tube pandas are bornAwwwwwwYes, ladies and knuckle-draggers, the pandemists are real, and thanks to their dedication the male has been made largely irrelevant...
  • Dog adopts panda cubs at zoo

    07/16/2009 7:06:10 AM PDT · by Hawthorn · 7 replies · 557+ views
    Times Online ^ | July 16, 2009 | Jane Macartney
    Two panda cubs abandoned at birth by their mother have been adopted by an unlikely wet nurse a mongrel dog.
  • Red Panda Has Rare Set Of Triplets

    06/20/2009 5:10:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies · 652+ views
    AP Report ^ | June 20, 2009
    Red panda has rare set of triplets Babies born at Fargo, N.D. zoo are two females and one male Red panda mom Shan Tou curls up with her triplet babies at the Red River Zoo in Fargo, N.D. [Pic in URL] Carrie Snyder / AP FARGO, N.D. - The Red River Zoo in North Dakota has welcomed a rare new set of red panda triplets. The new babies are two females and one male. They were born June 11 at the zoo in Fargo. Zoo executive director Paula Grimestad said triplets are rare for red pandas and are especially welcome...
  • Darjeeling Zoo Awaits Red Panda

    03/15/2009 12:40:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 340+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 3/13/09 | Raktima Bose
    Kolkata: A female red panda from New Zealand will soon join the red pandas at the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park in Darjeeling district to balance the male-female ratio there. Permission from the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) has come to bring it from the Auckland Zoo. In return, a male will be sent under an exchange programme. We are awaiting the animal quarantine certificate from the CZA, after which we can exchange the animals as per international red panda breeding programme rules, A.K. Jha, Zoo Director, told The Hindu from Darjeeling on Thursday. The male-female ratio there now is 11:3....
  • Not-so-cuddly panda mauls man in Beijing

    01/08/2009 4:00:19 PM PST · by Shermy · 9 replies · 501+ views
    Beijing News ^ | January 8, 2009
    A giant panda at Beijing Zoo mauled an intruder who climbed into its enclosure, state media said Thursday. The 110-kg panda, Gugu, bit the legs of the man who climbed into its pen to retrieve a toy dropped by his young son Wednesday, the Beijing Morning Post said. The animal's attack on Zhang, a tourist from the eastern province of Anhui, was its third reported in the last three years. In 2007, a 15-year-old boy suffered serious leg injuries after Gugu mauled him when he scaled a fence in a attempt to cuddle the panda. Gugu also bit and seriously...
  • Cat nurses panda

    07/10/2008 2:57:38 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies · 182+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | July 10 2008
    A domestic cat living in Amsterdam's Artis zoo has adopted a baby red panda and is suckling it together with her four kittens. The panda came from a nest of two, both of whom were rejected by their mother, Gladys, and is doing well. The other did not survive. Initially, Gladys appeared to accept her offspring, but one day after their birth on 30 June, zoo workers found both deserted in a flowerbed. A zoo representative says that this is the first time a domestic cat has been known to take over the nursing of a baby panda. The red...
  • 40 wild pandas rescued from the earthquake area

    05/24/2008 4:52:48 AM PDT · by Gremlinn · 6 replies · 164+ views
    Shanghai Daily | Lydia Chen
    A FOREST police team rescued 40 wild giant pandas in Wolong National Nature Reserve in earthquake-hit Sichuan Province at 11am today, Xinhua news agency reported. The Wolong reserve is a large reserve area for the giant panda, an animal considered a national treasure because it is unique to China. China yesterday said 86 giant pandas at the China Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center, which is near the earthquake's epicenter in Sichuan's Wenchuan County, are safe. All panda cubs had been transported to safety, the Wolong center reported to the State Forestry Administration by satellite telephone after being out...
  • Lun Lun and Mei Lan updates (Just how important is Panda Bear Poop?)

    12/24/2007 8:23:40 AM PST · by devane617 · 19 replies · 158+ views
    ZooAtlanta ^ | 12/21/2007 | Rebecca Snyder, PhD
    Friday, December 21 The topic for todays update is poop. This idea came to me a few days ago when I watched Mei Lan stand on her head and produce a very adult-looking giant panda poop. The standing on her head part isnt necessary to do this; thats just a sign that shes still a playful kid. However, part of growing up means eating an adults diet and having adult feces (a.k.a. poop). Mei Lan started producing feces similar to that of adult pandas when she started eating bamboo. Her feces are still distinguishable from her mothers, partly because of...
  • You Must Not Be Rude About A Panda

    11/25/2007 6:12:42 AM PST · by JACKRUSSELL · 17 replies · 420+ views
    The Times Online (U.K.) ^ | November 24, 2007 | By Jane Macartney
    (Beijing)--Panda couture took China Fashion Week by storm with models sporting black and white negliges and fluffy ears, but censors failed to see its funny side. They were so incensed by the pictures, considered demeaning to an animal that has become a symbol, that any more uncomplimentary images will be banned under a draft law. Even pictures of the bald, pink newborn cubs may be outlawed. The southwestern city of Chengdu, where most of the countrys test-tube panda babies are born as part of a drive to save an animal notoriously reluctant to have sex, has begun drafting the worlds...
  • (WEIRD) Pandas Shown Porn to Stimulate Sex for Reproduction

    04/30/2007 2:17:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies · 734+ views
    Breaking News ^ | Monday, April 30 2007 | Mills
    Pandas Shown Porn to Stimulate Sex for Reproduction Monday, April 30 2007 Contributed by: Mills After Thailand's most popular animal couple failed to mate, zoo officials are gearing up for plan B -- a DVD they hope will get Chuang Chuang and Lin Hui in the mood for love, CNN's Narunart Prapanya reported. The pandas' first mating season -- a three-day window -- came last week. Despite a widely-publicized encounter between Chuang Chuang, a 6-year-old male, and 5-year-old Lin Hui, the mating apparently was unsuccessful. Zoo administrator Prasertsak Puttrakul, who leads a team taking care of the pandas, noted they...
  • U.S.-born Chinese panda allowed to stay in U.S. capital

    04/24/2007 2:18:28 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 348+ views
    Swissinfo ^ | April 24 2007 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sometimes strained ties between China and the United States gave way Tuesday to a new detente: the playful giant panda cub born at the National Zoo will be allowed to stay in the U.S. capital two more years. While Beijing and Washington have been at odds over issues such as the value of the Chinese currency and movie piracy, the two sides reached the agreement allowing the zoo to preserve one of its primary tourist attractions. The 125-pound (56 kg) cub Tai Shan, whose name means "peaceful mountain," has drawn about 2.25 million visitors and was to...
  • A roomful of baby panda bears (cuuuuuute picture gallery :-)))

    02/12/2007 2:03:54 PM PST · by lizol · 22 replies · 2,273+ views
    A roomful of baby panda bears At first look, you think theyre stuffed. I mean, how often do you see 16 live baby pandas together? Heres your chance The Sichuan Wolong Panda Protection and Breeding Center in southwest China has had a breeding boom. Sixteen pandas including five sets of twins have been born since July, 2006. The cubs are weighed and measured every five days. The heaviest cubs weighs a bit over 24 pounds, while the lightest weighs about 11 pounds. The pandas are due to stop suckling this month. Around that same time, the cubs...
  • Panda is too heavy to have sex (Weird But True)

    01/15/2007 7:42:48 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies · 1,458+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 15, 2007 | TATIANA DELIGIANNAKIS
    Thai zookeepers are hoping a low-carb diet will get an overweight panda in the mood to mate. Chuang Chuang, a 330- pound panda, is too heavy to have sex with 253- pound Lin Hui, caretakers said. So they created a special diet for Chuang Chuang - replacing loaves of bread with low-fat bamboo branches. Zookeepers had planned to show the pair "panda porn" - instructional videos on mating techniques - but dropped that idea after research proved that not all pandas respond to the images.
  • Thailand puts panda on low-carb sex diet

    01/14/2007 4:12:36 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 14 replies · 428+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | Sun Jan 14, 1:07 AM ET
    Thailand puts panda on low-carb sex diet Sun Jan 14, 1:07 AM ET BANGKOK (AFP) - A male panda in Thailand has been put on a low-carb diet because he is too heavy to mate with his partner, his caretakers have said. Chuang Chuang weighs 150 kilos (330 pounds), while his partner Lin Hui is a lithe 115 kilos (253 pounds), said Kannika Nimtragol, a veterinarian at the Chiang Mai zoo in northern Thailand. "We think Chuang Chuang should not weigh over 140 kilogrammes. Otherwise Lin Hui will carry too much weight while mating," she told AFP. To help Chuang...
  • China: Giant pandas breeding at Wolong Nature Reserve(photos)

    01/04/2007 9:01:47 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 1,007+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 01/04/07
    Giant pandas breeding at Wolong Nature Reserve
  • The birds and the bears - why old black eyes is back

    12/19/2006 7:32:37 PM PST · by SubGeniusX · 9 replies · 826+ views
    The Age ^ | Jonathan Watts, Sichuan
    Viagra, pornography, partner-swapping, artificial tongues and electrified rectal probes. No, they are not the ingredients for a new series of Sex And The City; they are the hard-core husbandry techniques behind a massive boom in the captive giant ...
  • Panda Bites Off Part of Woman's Thumb

    10/19/2006 10:11:52 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 3 replies · 265+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 19, 2006 | Staff
    BEIJING A panda cub bit off part of the thumb of an American visitor who was feeding it at a reserve in southwest China, state media said Thursday. The 50-year-old woman, identified only as Lisa, had registered in the Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in Sichuan province as a volunteer, the official Xinhua News Agency said. She was wearing gloves and feeding the panda bamboo on Tuesday morning when"suddenly, the panda bit into her thumb,"Xinhua said. "When she cried out, the cub became excited and gripped more tightly,"it said."Lisa finally managed to wrench herself free." About 20...
  • Panda bites man, man bites him back

    09/20/2006 7:18:33 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 23 replies · 953+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | September 20, 2006 | AP
    A drunken Chinese migrant worker jumped into a panda enclosure at the Beijing Zoo, was bitten by the bear and retaliated by chomping down on the animal's back, state media said Wednesday. Zhang Xinyan, from the central province of Henan, drank four jugs of beer at a restaurant near the zoo before visiting Gu Gu the panda on Tuesday, the Beijing Morning Post said. "He felt a sudden urge to touch the panda with his hand," and jumped into the enclosure, the newspaper said. The panda, who was asleep, was startled and bit Zhang, 35, on the right leg, it...
  • Panda Blog Opens in China

    08/31/2006 1:24:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 169+ views
    ChannelNewsAsia ^ | 21 August 2006
    A week-old giant panda cub has received her own blog as China seeks to raise public awareness about protecting the endangered animal, state media said Monday. The blog, named "Baby Panda Home", has debuted on the Sina website. It features photos, regular updates on the panda's growth and discussions among online panda fans. The panda blog is designed and written in a deliberately childish style, as it describes life at the Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center near the city of Chengdu in southwest China. "Mummy says it will be very hot outside today. So we'll stay together inside where...
  • Giant panda gives birth to giant cub

    08/08/2006 2:19:46 PM PDT · by Fighting Irish · 3 replies · 213+ views
    Xinhua news agency ^ | Tue Aug 8, 2006 9:09am ET | Xinhua news agency
    BEIJING (Reuters) - A giant panda in China has given birth to the heaviest cub born in captivity after the longest period in labor and elsewhere twin pandas each gave birth to twins, Xinhua news agency reported. Six-year-old Zhang Ka delivered the baby on Monday at the Wolong Giant Panda Research Center in the mountainous southwest, Xinhua said. The cub weighed just 218 grams (half a pound), but was still the heaviest panda ever born in captivity, where most cubs are born at between 83 and 190 grams, Xinhua said. "It is very rare for them to be even near...
  • Officials blast China's offer of two pandas as a political plot

    01/06/2006 1:18:28 PM PST · by Willie Green · 10 replies · 309+ views
    The China Post ^ | 2006/1/7 | staff
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. Officials in Taipei denounced yesterday Beijing's selection of two giant pandas intended as gifts to Taiwanese people as a "political plot" to force Taiwan to reunify with the Chinese mainland. Taiwan officials yesterday blasted Beijing's selection of two giant pandas as gifts to Taiwanese people as a plot to force Taiwan to reunify with the Chinese mainland. Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Chairman Joseph Wu said that China cannot send its giant pandas to Taiwan without Taiwan's prior consent. Commenting on China's announcement earlier in the day that it has chosen two...
  • Critical bug found in anti-virus software

    12/23/2005 9:05:03 AM PST · by george76 · 75 replies · 2,857+ views
    New Scientist news service ^ | 22 December 2005 | Will Knight
    A critical software bug has been discovered in several of the most widely used anti-virus programs. It could be exploited to take control of a computer or to steal information, according to an analysis produced by the independent security analyst who made the discovery. The glitch affects 39 different Symantec products - including both home and enterprise versions of its anti-virus software. It resides within the Symantec anti-virus library, which is used by all of the packages. The analyst, Alex Wheeler, discovered that a critical error occurs when the Symantec anti-virus library decompresses files from "RAR" format for analysis Symantec...
  • That's bang out of order

    11/07/2005 5:37:35 AM PST · by JusticeTalion · 6 replies · 430+ views
    The Sun Online (UK) ^ | November 7, 2005 | richard white
    That's bang out of orderFireworks packaging ... 'appalling design'A FIREWORKS firm has provoked outrage by using a picture of the Twin Towers exploding on a box of rockets.The packaging shows the World Trade Center towers in New York ablaze with missiles flying at them.The rockets, are called Shock And Awe after the 2003 Coalition campaign in Iraq and the Towers sit over the words 200 shot barrage.Horror ... 9/11 attackThe towers were destroyed by al-Qaeda fanatics in hijacked passenger jets on September 11, 2001, leaving 2,800 dead.Helen Chaplain, 31, was sold the rockets by a street dealer ...
  • Taxpayers Gave $2.6 Million to Panda-Studying Population-Control Advocate

    08/24/2005 8:37:24 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 3 replies · 458+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | August 24, 2005 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    One might expect the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to focus exclusively on advancing the health and development of humansperhaps even with a special concentration on human children. But since 2001, NICHD, a subdivision of the National Institutes of Health, has provided $1,178,450 to a "Fisheries and Wildlife" professor for research focusing at least in part on "giant panda habitats" in China's Wolong Nature Reserve. NICHD, moreover, is not the only federal agency showering taxpayer money on this professor. A National Science Foundation grant that runs from 2002 to 2006 is scheduled to give him $1,111,407 to...
  • Zoo's panda Bai Yun is a mom, again

    08/03/2005 10:20:41 AM PDT · by CAluvdubya · 11 replies · 414+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 08-03-05 | Greg Magnus
    San Diego Zoo The Zoo's animal care staff observed Bai Yun give birth at 9:57 p.m. via a close circuit camera installed in the Giant Panda Research Station birthing den Aug. 2. The gender of the newborn will not be known for sometime. SAN DIEGO Bai Yun, the San Diego Zoo's 13-year-old giant panda, gave birth to a cub Tuesday night after three hours of what doctors called "uneventful" labor. Panda Team Leader Don Lindburg said Bai Yun immediately picked up the newborn and placed it on her chest, shielding it from view behind her massive arms. For the...
  • Panda Cub Born At National Zoo

    07/09/2005 6:55:39 AM PDT · by muawiyah · 14 replies · 728+ views
    We got a new panda at the Washington Zoo. Just born. "The cub weighs just ounces and was born at 3:41 a.m."
  • Japan: A Panda Trick

    05/19/2005 8:41:08 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 283+ views
    Japan Today ^ | 05/20/05
    CHIBA ZOOLOGICAL PARK Friday, May 20, 2005 at 07:55 JST Futa, a two-year-old male panda, is proving a hit at Chiba Zoological Park. He can stand on two legs like a human being for about 10 seconds, an unusual feat for the species, zoo officials say.