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By: jkr (offline) on Friday, January 08 2010 @ 03:15 PM EST (Read 11855 times)  
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Giant Pandas -- Discussion

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By: jwnix (offline) on Sunday, January 31 2010 @ 02:20 AM EST  
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I note that 2 zoos (Atlanta and DC) are returning bears to China on Thursday and both of them will be put in the panda breeding program. NPR had a story on FED-EX ing pandas today. I wonder if there might be some things to discuss about this progam in this thread.....

I for one have made the decision that I support the idea of funding bamboo forestation, with the hope of increasing the habitat for the pandas in China's native forests. Similar to replanting bottomland hardwood forest lands for black bears. If there is no habitat for the animals, they cannot survive and we will lose the species. I sure don't want to see that happen..............................................


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By: carly (offline) on Saturday, April 17 2010 @ 07:36 PM EDT  
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New Panda Cam coming - Funi and Wang Wang from Adelaide, Australia..coming soon to a web cam near you Nodding yes:p

BIG NEWS FROM ADELAIDE
Our new pandacam will commence next Tuesday morning Adelaide time with 4 Cameras set up in both day rooms and outside for Wang Wang and Funi – it can be viewed between 8am and 8pm each day ( so of course opposite times for you in the US).We will eventually have 11 cameras and have it on 24/7 which will be fantastic. So next week check out the Adelaidenow.com.au for the pandacam for the next month. Eventually it will run 24/7 from the giantpandas.org.au website. happy watching everyone
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By: Anonymous: Hélène () on Tuesday, April 20 2010 @ 03:29 AM EDT  
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Here's the link to the Wang Wang and Funi cam. Smile

http://www.giantpanda.org.au/index.php/pandacam.html





       
   
By: MaryF (offline) on Wednesday, July 28 2010 @ 04:57 PM EDT  
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I guess this is the place for this sad story. :cry1:


Quan Quan
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Quan Quan, a 21-year-old giant panda that was on loan to the Jinan Zoo in China was moved last week to an indoor enclosure to protect her from the summer heat, but a few hours later she was found dead. The panda was accidently exposed to deadly gasses that leaked into her habitat through a ventilation system with a design flaw.



Quan Quan, who was about 70 in panda years, was considered a national treasure in China because she gave birth to seven cubs during her lifetime. Her death has drawn criticism from international animal advocacy groups who are calling for Chinese officials to strengthen the laws in the country that protect animals in captivity.



The autopsy showed the giant panda died from inhaling a mixture of chlorine, chlorine hydride and carbon monoxide. The fumes made her lungs collapse.



Reports from The Telegraph and the L.A. Times say that workers had been disinfecting an air raid shelter inside the zoo when the gasses leaked through the ventilation system and into the panda house.



“The ventilation system was built in 1995,” a spokesman said to The Telegraph. “It was used to keep the panda house cool, but it fed large amounts of smoke into the panda enclosure.”



Quan Quan was not the first panda to die at the Jinan Zoo. In 2008 a panda named Tao Tao died of brain complications at the age of 36.



China has about 250 pandas in captivity that belong to several different breeding facilities. About half stay at a breeding center, while the other half are loaned to various zoos in the country and worldwide or given as gifts. Quan Quan came from the Wolong Panda Breeding Center in Sichuan, which is home to 150 pandas. Pandas are an endangered species with only 1,000 living in the wild.




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By: macdoum (offline) on Saturday, August 14 2010 @ 11:41 AM EDT  
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This is good news..from Japan,where twin pandas were born yesterday,er the 12th August 2010;Smile
http://www.newspusher.com/FR/post/12816 ... -born.html

Nice to have good news on these morose days after hearing that the SDZ will loose Su Lin and Zhen Zhen,going home to China....soon.Sad


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By: carly (offline) on Monday, August 23 2010 @ 06:04 AM EDT  
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By: macdoum (offline) on Tuesday, August 24 2010 @ 06:01 PM EDT  
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Good news doesn't always come in numbers but found a video of Red pandas born at Denver Zoo in 9th July 2010

Red Heart ;Red Heart ;Red Heart ;Red Heart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkCAbxNn ... ature=fvwp


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