Pandas are one of the cutest creatures on earth. Traditionally associated with China, pandas have been revered in local traditions, with people ascribing qualities of strength and (inner) peace to the animal.
Researchers who’ve analyzed ancient mitochondrial (mt) DNA isolated from a 22,000-year-old panda found in Cizhutuo Cave in the Guangxi Province of China — a place where no pandas live today — have revealed a new lineage of giant panda. The…
In Vox’s video, China’s panda diplomacy, explained, I was surprised to learn how pandas are used as tools in China for diplomatic strategies. Most all of the pandas in zoos worldwide belong to China and are just on loan.
After imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, an infuriated China tore up a salmon deal that it had with Norway.
Washington’s National Zoo celebrated the birth of two panda cubs, but now they are in mourning. Concerns were raised by zoo keepers around 2 p.m. Wednesday after one of the cubs started suffering from respiratory difficulty—it then died shortly after.
The National Zoo in Washington, D.C. has just added two panda cubs to its family. Mei Xiang, the proud mother, gave birth to a cub Saturday afternoon and then did it all over again Saturday night.
When panda’s are mentioned, the first image that comes to mind is its symbolic black-white color. It has been jokingly said that pandas are an animal that could never be successful in getting themselves in a color photo.
Summer keeps on burning in most parts of Asia. People use umbrellas to avoid the hot sun, go swimming whenever possible, and stay indoors, with an air conditioner if they are lucky. A female panda in Taiwan came up with a clever…
In 1987, a female panda stayed in San Diego for six months, and was greeted by 2.5 million visitors.
We’ve all heard of Indonesia’s Kopi Luwak or civet poop coffee, but what about Panda Tea from Sichuan Province?