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Panda Cub Kicks Off New Year With New Moves

 (YouTube Link) Xiao Liwu, the giant panda cub at the San Diego Zoo, is now 22 weeks old. He’s close to being mature enough to be put on display at the zoo. In the lively cub’s 20th medical exam, shown in the video above, Xiao Liwu’s coordination and range of motion have increased. It seems as [...]

Panda Raised by Cosplayers

Quick, guess which one is the real panda! Tao Tao is a giant panda born at the Wolong Panda wild training base in China, but he has never seen a human face. His caretakers have always dressed in panda costumes any time they were around him! They are training Tao Tao for a life in [...]

A Group of Little-Known Lemurs

Thanks to the animated film, Madagascar, most children and their parents are familiar with the Ring-Tailed lemur. But there are many species–most endangered–that deserve a little attention, too. BTW, “group” is the official collective noun for lemurs, but I think it should be something different, like “prank” or “chatter”. How do I go about getting [...]

Giant Panda Facts!

Ming Ming, the world’s oldest panda in captivity, passed away on May 7, 2011, at China’s Panyu Xiangjiang Wild Animal World. In the wild, giant pandas generally live to be about 15 years old, but Ming Ming was 34 when, despite the best efforts of Guangzhou University veterinarians to stem the effects old age was [...]

Is the giant squid the new giant panda ?

Scientists have proposed using the giant squid as a symbol for marine conservation efforts. Described as the “giant panda of the seas” the squid repre…

The Great Escape Attempt

Could anything be cuter than a baby panda climbing out of a crib? I don’t think so. Wen Li the cub tried her great escape at the Chengdu Giant Panda Research Institute in China. Unfortunately, her sense of balance is still a bit wobbly and she toppled over the side, ending up with little more than [...]