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Dee
I care very much about the endangered giant pandas and hope to enlighten others others about them, through this blog.
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Natalie Jennings is a Web producer for PostTV. Follow her on Twitter at @ngjennings. Natalie has put together a great collection of Bao's earlier videos on the Post's website. Oh the joy of watching young animals grow and develop with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at Pandas Live on
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I love opening my Bing home page every morning. They feature beautiful photographs from around the world. A lot of them feature Mother Nature in all her glory. I would recommend it to everyone as a way to start your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at Pandas Live on
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Panda Update from the National Zoo, December 1 After 100 days and 123,039 votes, the giant panda cub at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo received her name today. The cub's name is: Bao Bao! Photo by: Abby Wood, SmithsoniansNational Zoo Smithsonian... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at Pandas Live on
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As we have read so often, giant pandas are very elusive and almost impossible to observe in the wild. But as technology continues to advance and becomes more affordable and practical to use, we are getting more opportunities to see... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2013 at Pandas Live on
The Smithsonian National Zoo has put together a list of names that we can vote on for the newborn cub. Here is a nicely done video complilation provided by the zoo of the cubs progress since birth. Click NAME THE... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at Pandas Live on
Glad you liked it Amy, it was fun putting together.
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2013 on Happy Halloween at Pandas Live on
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It was October 2012 when 'Tao Tao' was released into the wild after successfully completing his field system training in Wolong. He has done very well since his release. See his photo to the left. We are a year later... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at Pandas Live on
I wanted experiment a little with what I can do on videos, so here is a little movie about a panda on Halloween. Its very short,enjoy. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at Pandas Live on
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at Pandas Live on
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'Indescribably beautiful': Public names twin giant panda cubs' David Beasley of Reuters ATLANTA — The first twin giant panda cubs to be born in the United States and survive have been given names that come from a Chinese idiom meaning... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at Pandas Live on
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On Friday, October 18, 2013 visitors will once again be able to visit the Smithsonian National Zoo after the government shutdown. Although the 'live' panda cam is not up yet as of 10:45 am, EST, it is expected to be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at Pandas Live on
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The Smithsonian National Zoo has been providing great updates and videos of their newest panda cub. So, exciting to watch these little darlings grow and develop. Thanks to Daniel Reidel of flickr for the photos of Mei Xiang and Tian... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2013 at Pandas Live on
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I heard that this team was in China filming while I was there with Earthwatch, unfortunately, our paths did not cross. Oh, what I would have given to be able to observe these professionals and their equipment. Can't imagine the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2013 at Pandas Live on
Thanks Rita, glad you found the videos. Didn't know Shui Xiu was your adopted panda, wonderful!
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Giant pandas, is there anyone who has not heard of them or seen a photo, movie or cartoon about them? Now, how many people are familiar with the Ethiopian Wolf? Ummm, I wasn't aware of their existence until I read... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at Pandas Live on
Bai Yun was provided a celebration fit for a 'queen' at the San Diego Zoo yesterday. This year marks her 22nd birthday and is currently caring for her sixth cub, Xiao Liwu who celebrated his first birthday, this past July.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2013 at Pandas Live on
A couple of great videos produced by National Geographic, UKTV, YouTube, giving us a close glimpse inside what the panda teams at the Wolong China Giant Panda Protection and Research Center or Ya'an,Bifengxia Panda Base, do during breeding season and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2013 at Pandas Live on
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This is the update from the Smithsonian National Zoo today. News from the David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat September 4 Scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics confirmed that our giant panda... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2013 at Pandas Live on
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Oh, what fun it must have been to watch Yun Zi, Bai Yun and her cub Xiao Liwu playing in the snow! Summer Snow for Pandas By Cathy Bevis – August 29, 2013 Imagine waking up to a winter wonderland... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2013 at Pandas Live on
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This is an interesting article that scientist, Dr. Wang Dajun, provides us with some insight. Dr. Dajun's research focuses on the wildlife ecology in western China, mainly about the endangered species population and habitat management under the human disturbance .... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2013 at Pandas Live on
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Gosh, its rare to hear that the zoo staff already know its a boy so quickly. They knew on the second day! Hua gave birth to twins DeDe and Po in 2010 and they have already returned to their home... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2013 at Pandas Live on
Published on Aug 23, 2013 by Zoo Atlanta They're eyes are starting to open and they're getting to be too big to share an incubator. It's all part of growing up panda. Watch them at PandaCam at www.zooatlanta.org/panda_cam Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2013 at Pandas Live on
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Patience is a strong requirement when it comes to a giant panda's pregnancy. Is this a pregnancy or is it a pseudo pregnancy? Zoo's try innumerable ways, urine samples and ultra sound in order, to predict a possible due date.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2013 at Pandas Live on
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Whew! You would think just the birth of a newborn panda cub was exciting enough, but because giant pandas are known for their problems in reproducing, we have to hold our breaths until the veterinarian can get a close look... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2013 at Pandas Live on
Wonderful news of Mei Xiang giving birth! Congratulations to the National Zoo. You can watch Mei and her cub live on the Smithsonian's zoo website: Giant Panda Cam. They do provide audio with the cam, which I think is awesome... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2013 at Pandas Live on