Giant Pandas

BIG Designs Yin-Yang Shaped Panda Enclosure for the Copenhagen Zoo

BIG, in collaboration with Schønherr Landscape Architects and MOE, has revealed designs for a new yin-yang-shaped panda enclosure at the Copenhagen …


BIG unveils yin and yang-shaped Panda House for Copenhagen Zoo

Giant pandas due to move to Copenhagen Zoo will make their home in a circular indoor-outdoor enclosure designed by Bjarke Ingels Group.<p>The Panda …


Adorable Panda! (Also a Tool for Chinese Geopolitical Domination)

China produces roughly 25% of the world’s vehicles, half its steel and 75% of its smartphones.<p>It controls 100% of the world’s panda production, though, and therein lies the key to panda diplomacy, the soft-power tool Beijing mercilessly uses for global influence.<p>China strategically dispatches the …

World News

On the Lam: 10 of the Greatest Animal Escape Artists

Now you see me...<p>Credit: Illustration: Live Science; Shutterstock<p>It's still considered a rare feat for animals to escape from zoos, but occasionally, …


The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here's what you need to know on Friday.<p><b>1. Khalid Masood has been named as the attacker responsible for the atrocity at Westminster Bridge</b>. Masood, 52, was born in Kent and had previously been investigated by MI5 over concerns relating to violent extremism. Some neighbours called him "the …

Jack Ma

The Minimalist WWF Logo Concept That Caused Quite A Stir Among Designers

Rebranding is one of the most difficult challenges for an organization, especially if it already has a distinctive image and logo design that …


Tigers, leopards and pandas will be protected in China’s new national parks

China is moving ahead with plans for new national parks that will help protect species like Siberian tigers, Amur leopards and giant pandas.<p>Last year, the plans for four new national parks – one for each of the country’s main endangered species – were submitted to the government. It was announced …

Adventure Travel

Porn Is Helping Giant Pandas Return to the Wild - Vice

<i>A panda in captivity engrossed in some panda porn.</i><p>In late 2012, a young panda named Tao Tao was released into China’s Liziping Nature Reserve. Born in captivity, Tao Tao is now being billed as the first successful reintroduction of a captive-born panda in history, mostly thanks to hot, steamy panda …


PornHub Wants People to Have Sex Dressed As Pandas

What’s black, white, and sexy all over? If PornHub has its way, it’s humans costumed and painted as pandas doing the dirty all in the name of …


Happy Panda Day!

What are black and white and having a special day on Thursday? Pandas!<p>Thursday is Panda Day, meant for celebrating the adorable, tumbling, …


Happy National Panda Day! Here’s a Cute Panda Video for Every Mood

Panda videos: They’re the Hallmark cards of the Internet animal kingdom. Whatever your mood, there’s a lumbering black-and-white ball of fluff to …


Newswire: Pornhub needs you to have sex in a panda costume

Surprisingly giving for a site that’s all about self-gratification, Pornhub regularly launches charitable initiatives under its “Pornhub Cares” banner, which aims to deep-dick the world’s problems. For its latest philanthropic gesture, timed for March 16 and National Panda Day, it’s tackling the …


Red pandas play in the snow

Two red pandas made the most of a late season blizzard blasting north-eastern America. Red Pandas Berry and Zhu, at the Millbrook School Trevor Zoo, frolicked in the snow and dined al fresco on Tuesday (March 14) after a winter storm dumped over a foot of snow in parts of upstate New York.<p>The happy …

European News

Baby pandas hilariously take on 'nanny' just trying to rake leaves

Doing yard work? Don't invite panda cubs to help.


Save $800 on a classic tour of China and Tibet, pandas included

Tour operator World Spree Travel puts China and Tibet on sale, but only until the end of the month.<p>Save $800 on a 13-day tour that visits Beijing’s Forbidden City, panda country in Chengdu and the highlands of Tibet.<p><b>The deal:</b> The Classic China & Tibet Highland tour includes round-trip airfare from …


Why Are Pandas Black and White?

The biologists who revealed why zebras have black-and-white stripes now also have a theory on the black-and-white fur of giant pandas.<br>Read More


The Fuzzy Chinese Face That Transcends Political Divisions

In New York City, Representative Carolyn Maloney and 450 rich people gathered at the Waldorf Astoria to raise money toward the one thing that brings …


Climate change threatens giant panda recovery

When you think of climate change and wildlife, your mind probably turns to thoughts of corals bleaching, frogs going extinct or skinny polar bears trapped on land. I’d venture to guess that giant pandas don’t immediately come to mind. Though the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) …

Climate Change

Pandas in China Are About to Get a Sanctuary so Big, It's Displacing 200,000 Humans

Giant Panda National Park will span 10,500 square miles.<p>Chinese authorities announced last week that they will relocate thousands of people from the …


These Adorable Panda Twins Have No Idea a Blizzard Is Coming

Have you heard about this blizzard that is barreling towards the northeast United States?<p>Pandas Ya Lun and Xi Lun have no idea. The 6-month-old twins …


Man Gets Surprise Greeting From Friendly Cat with Unique Vitiligo Markings...

A man was greeted by a friendly cat with very interesting markings when he opened his car door. The kitty has white colored ears, nose, and paws, …

Cute Animals

Baobao adapts to new environment, food in Sichuan

A keeper feeds Baobao on Thursday at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda's Dujiangyan Base in Sichuan province. Baobao was …


Pandas: China to Relocate 172,200 People to Make Way for Panda National Park

<b>A new national park for giant pandas will displace 172,200 residents of Sichuan province, reports Shanghai Daily.</b><p>Central government has already …


172,000 humans will be relocated to make way for giant national panda park in western China

Out with the humans, in with the pandas!<p>Last year, China announced that it was planning to create a giant national park for pandas. As plans continue …

National Parks

Animals Resting On Bodies By Makinucci

Your lovely pet on your skin with a different look<p>Anyone can write on Bored Panda. Start writing!<p>Subscribe to our newsletter<p>About the author<p>India …


Giant pandas are black and white for 2 reasons

Zebras are black and white because their stripes act as "bug spray," but what explains the giant panda's appearance? Scientists have an answer.


Why Are Giant Pandas Black And White?

The giant panda’s black and white markings are unique in the animal kingdom so the reason for this particular color pattern has remained mysterious — until now.<p>Long Hui, a giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) at the Vienna Zoo. (Credit: RobertG / CC BY-SA 3.0.)<p>A new study published by a …


Toms’ New Collection Supports the Protection of Pandas

The National Zoo in Washington, D.C., recently said goodbye to giant panda Bao Bao, who left for China, where it’s hoped she will eventually have a …


Suddenly, New York’s Rich Are Obsessed With Importing Pandas

“Children love pandas!” declared Representative Carolyn Maloney with the giddy conviction of a politician getting behind something …


Finally, an answer to the age old question: Why are pandas black and white?

Giant pandas have some of the most distinctive markings in nature. But why are they black and white? We may finally have some answers.