Archive for the 'Information' Category

06
Jul
10

Red Panda Cub Born in DC

A red panda cub, the first in 15 years, has been born at the National Zoo.  here are fewer than 2,500 red pandas left in the wild, but the endangered species is actively bred in zoos. Mom is 2-year-old Shama and has been very attentive to her cub so far. The father is 3-year-old Tate, who came to the zoo just last year.

Read the rest of the article here.

16
Feb
10

Panda Porn…WTF?!

I have no witty comment…just read this.

10
Feb
10

Red pandas in love (hopefully)

The Greenville Zoo in California recently received a new red panda named Firecracker.  They are hoping to play matchmaker with their female, Scarlett.  Article is here.

09
Feb
10

Stranded panda lured to safety in China

“Villagers in southwestern China’s Sichuan province discovered a panda stranded on a steep mountain face, apparently too scared to climb down, state media reported Tuesday.”

Full article here.

05
Feb
10

How to ship a 200 pound panda

Article and video here.

02
Feb
10

I was right!

Last month, I posted my theory about animals being familiar with the language they grow up around and wondered if it would affect the pandas who are moved from English-speaking countries back to China.  Apparently, I was right, because China is in need of a language coach in order for a panda who recently left the US to be able to adapt to her new surroundings.

Full article is here.

29
Jan
10

Wanna work with pandas?

China is looking for volunteers to help during the height of zoo-visiting season.  Article is here.  This would be an amazing opportunity for anyone who qualifies.

“China’s main breeding station has issued a call for 30 volunteers from around the world to help to care for its pandas during the Chinese new year holidays when a flood of tourists is expected.

The temporary recruits to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, in Sichuan province, will be welcome to work with the pandas between February 14 — the first day of the Year of the Tiger — and February 28, which marks the end of the lunar new year festival.

To be eligible, any would-be volunteer worker must be aged between 18 and 45 and have a college degree. Fluent spoken English would also be considered a bonus.”