Giant Pandas

Come in for a cuddle! Mother panda dotes on two-month-old cub as he makes his first public appearance at zoo

This is the heart-warming moment a protective mother panda takes her baby by the scuff of the neck as he made his debut to the world.<p>Mother Long Long …

China

Germany records fewer laser attacks on aircraft landing at airports

Air traffic authorities have highlighted a decrease in laser attacks on aircraft, often aimed at disorienting pilots during landing maneuvers. But …

Angela Merkel

Baby giant panda "Long Zai" makes public debut in Guangzhou

Baby giant panda "Long Zai" is seen at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Sept. 20, 2018. The baby …

China

Oasis ZooRun: the animals you'll see on the course

Photo: Inge Johnson/Canada Running Series.<p>Tomorrow is the Oasis ZooRun. One of the biggest draws of the event is the opportunity to run through …

Running

Giant pandas can tell a mate from their calls

<b>Scientists have investigated the calls of giant pandas - and it's not good news for animals seeking a date.</b><p>Pandas can identify each other from their sheep-like bleats at a distance of up to 20 metres, research found.<p>But they can only decipher the sex of a potential mate if they are less than 10 …

Bears

Decoding Pandas’ Come-Hither Calls

For solitary animals, giant pandas have an awful lot to say to one another. Their vocal repertoire comprises more than a dozen distinct grunts, barks and squeaks, most of which amount to some version of “leave me alone.”<p>But when mating season rolls around, both male and female giant pandas turn to …

Habitats

Desperate Adelaide Zoo hope 'panda porn' will inspire love

All the 'relatives' were keen for the romance to proceed, the setting was right, the timing perfect, but at the end of the day the young couple just …

Bears

Giant lanterns return to Edinburgh Zoo with a mythical magic

<b>Giant lanterns are once again set to light up the night at Edinburgh Zoo - this time with a special mythical magic.</b><p>The zoo held the spectacular Giant …

Loch Ness

Giant pandas’ bleats provide a ‘caller ID’ so the solitary bears know the identity of their neighbours from 65 feet away

Giant panda bleats act as a kind of caller ID, revealing their identity to nearby neighbours at distances of up to 65 feet (20 metres), researchers …

Bears

Adorable Animal Shelter Volunteer Keeps Falling Asleep With The Cats

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New York City

Mining company accused of damaging panda habitat

A court in Southwest China's Sichuan Province recently accepted a case accusing a company's mining operations of damaging a giant panda habitat in a …

News (China)

Red panda cubs make public debut at Greenville Zoo

After months of waiting, the public can now watch the Greenville Zoo’s latest set of red panda cubs traverse the treetops and feast on bamboo.<p>The …

Greenville

Fu Ni the giant panda could be pregnant

Adelaide Zoo has announced its giant panda, Fu Ni, could be pregnant after the close of her 36-hour breeding window.<p>The zoo said attempts at natural …

Bears

Steven Monfort Named Director of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

Steven Monfort has been named the John and Adrienne Mars Director, Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, effective Sept. 17. …

George Mason

Photo essay: Inside Academy of Natural Sciences’ historic diorama renovation

Restoring historic<br>dioramas<p>April 16, 2018: Workers use different wavelength lighting to find imperfections and repairs in the gorillas before they are …

Gorillas

7 Panda Facts You Probably Didn't Know Until Now

7 Facts About Pandas You Never Knew<p>Because who doesn’t want to know more about the most adorable animals on the planet?<p>1 / 7<p>1. Pandas Grow from Tiny …

Lifestyle (Canada)

What is a Panda Ambassador?

Back in January, UNDP and China’s Chengdu Panda Base announced two baby panda cubs as the first ever <b>Animal Ambassadors</b> for the Sustainable …

Sustainable Development Goals

Digital rumpy pumpy has seduced the young — who needs actual sex when you’ve got aubergine emojis?

Old-fashioned analogue sex is going out of fashion. More and more young people, it seems, regard physical sex as bothersome and inconvenient, and …

Opinion (UK)

From pandas and people to the world

Sustainability is a big proposition these days – big as the world. Our recent paper, “Nexus Approaches to Global Sustainable Development” is a call …

Michigan State University

'Chinese Midwest' sees development boom

The industrialization and urbanization of midwestern Chinese cities have been accelerated, with the GDP of seven cities in the region surpassing 700 …

News (China)

Zoo bans staff from wearing hi-vis jackets in case they put Edinburgh pandas off sex

Staff at Edinburgh Zoo have been warned not to wear hi-vis jackets around their two giant pandas - just in case it puts them off sex.<p>The Scottish zoo …

Bears

Edinburgh Zoo bans high-visibility vests in case they put giant pandas off sex

After five years of disappointment in Edinburgh Zoo’s giant panda breeding programme, efforts are underway to make the rare bears’ home a little more …

Bears

Where do red pandas live? And other red panda facts

Red pandas, the russet-furred forest dwellers, spend much of their time in the trees. Unfortunately, they're experiencing a loss of crucial nesting …

Bears

Japan-born panda cub makes public debut in Wakayama

Giant panda Rauhin licks her newly born baby at Adventure World in Shirahama, Wakayama, Japan on September 13, 2018. The panda cub will meet tourists …

Bear Cubs

10 adorable pictures of red pandas ahead of #InternationalRedPandaDay

With the decline in their habitat, International Red Panda Day hopes to encourage people to learn about these adorable creatures

Cape Town

Red panda truths

Apart from a weakness for bamboo, endangered red pandas don't have a whole lot in common with their black-and-white namesakes. They might look just …

Bears

Make These Adorable Pom-Pom Animals from Japanese Crafter Trikotri

Our favorite? The red panda.<p>"Heartwarming. Happy. Adorable." Three words that come to the mind for Japanese maker Tsubasa Kuroda, a.k.a. trikotri as she goes by online, in thinking about her craft of specialty: pom-pom animals.<p>Take a peek at her Instagram, and you'll see the collection of her …

Cute

Newborn baboon dies at Adelaide Zoo

It should have been a special time for bonding, but instead a female baboon is now grieving the death of her newborn.<p>The hamadryas baboon was born in …

Grieving

Giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia celebrate birthdays with bamboo cakes

The River Safari’s giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia celebrated their birthdays on Friday (14 September) with bamboo cakes.<p>Male panda Kai Kai turned …

Bears