Giant Pandas: Born Survivors

Over the past few years, many people have questioned the survival of giant pandas, thinking they have reached their evolutionary end-of-the-line or feeling that other species are cheated in the name of giant pandas because great amounts of conservation funding and scientific investment go toward this charismatic species. In partnership with Penguin Books, we hope […]

Giant Panda News Part 4

The four-day Biennial Science Popularization Resources Exhibition took place at the Sichuan Science and Technology Museum. The event was sponsored by the Sichuan Provincial Association for Science and Technology and organized by both the Popularization of Science Department of the Sichuan Provincial Association for Science and Technology and the Sichuan Science and Technology Museum. The […]

International Panda Day

The Branch of the Experimental Primary School Affiliated with Sichuan University in Chengdu held its third annual International Panda Day celebration on October 11, 2013.The school began this tradition after a visit from Chriszelda Pieterse, a finalist in the 2010 Global Pambassador competition. Panda ambassadors or Pambassadors, were chosen in 2010 and 2012 by the […]

Giant Panda into the Wild

After completing a rigorous training program, the giant panda Zhang Xiang was released into the wild on November 6, 2013. It is the first female panda that has been released into the wild. Zhang Xiang began her new life at the Liziping Nature Reserve in Sichuan province. Prior to Zhang Xiang’s release, another giant panda […]

Bing Bing, Panda Grandma

Her son lives in Spain, her daughter in the United States of America] and her grandson in France. Who is this interesting lady with such international influence? She is none other than Bing Bing, a 27-year-old giant panda who now lives at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Not many people recognize Bing […]

Giant Panda Q&A Part 4

Q:It was reported in the Daily Telegraph (http//[email protected])on December 30, 2012 that an antibiotic in the giant panda’s blood can kill bacteria and fungi. Several Chinese scientists believe that a powerful new drug can be made from this antibiotic to kill new super bacteria, which are drug resistant to common antibiotics. Is it possible to […]

Genetic Inbreeding in the Realm of Giant Pandas

Consanguineous Marriage: A Curse upon Zhu-and-Chen Village in Chinese History Bai Juyi (772-846), a renowned Chinese Poet in Tang Dynasty (618-907), wrote a long poem tided Zhu-and-Chen Village. It sings high praises of a village that was completely isolated 6:ore the outside world. According to this poem, this village was situated in Fengxian county Xuzhou […]

International Symposium on Giant Panda Conservation

The International Symposium on Giant Panda Conservation, sponsored by the State Forestry Administration and undertaken by the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, took place in Chengdu from November 7 to 12, 2013. Qin Bai, special correspondent for World Chinese Weekly, interviewed the organizing committee of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. […]

Giant Panda News Part 3

Recently(in year 2015) the State Forestry Administration added the “Giant Panda Protection Regulations”to Giant Panda Conservation. The working group also recommended applying one common set of laws for each nature reserve in China. ************ The Macao Special Autonomous Region (SAR) Secretariat for Administration and Justice Offices offered an official comment that giant pandas Shu Rong […]

Growing Giant Panda Cubs

Every summer is the season of giant panda cubs’ birth. The arrival of each new cub attracts the attention of worldwide panda fans. At six months old, the giant panda cubs begin to trot behind their mother, mimic her eating habits and climb trees. In the outdoor giant panda cub enclosure of both Sunshine and […]