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    • colinw
    • By colinw 22nd Jul 13, 9:09 PM
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    It's a Panda!
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    • 22nd Jul 13, 9:09 PM
    It's a Panda! 22nd Jul 13 at 9:09 PM
    Awwwwwwwwwww twin panda boys born in Atlanta Zoo six days ago....Congratulations to Lu Lu



    Just an update on the Atlanta panda twins....

    This thread was started jut over two years ago when the twin pandas Mei Lun and Mei Huan were born in Atlanta Zoo. They are the only surviving twin pandas still surviving born in a US Zoo. Well they celebrated their 2nd birthday back in July and they are still together in the same enclosure and will be until they reach sexual maturity at about age 4.

    Last edited by colinw; 05-10-2015 at 1:04 PM.
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 9th Aug 17, 11:23 AM
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    There has been an earthquake in China's Sichuan Province. Obviously the onus is on human casualties/fatalities but it is not clear whether any of the Panda bases have been affected.

    Article here
    • Kered
    • By Kered 11th Aug 17, 8:31 AM
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 12th Aug 17, 8:38 PM
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    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Walk 2000 3000 miles in 2017 - 2338.5
    This week 87.8
    • Kered
    • By Kered 21st Aug 17, 8:41 AM
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    Dum-de-dum-de-dum-de-dum-dum-dum

    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 24th Aug 17, 8:47 AM
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    Happy Fourth Birthday to Bao Bao, daughter of Mei Xiang and Tian Tian and sister to Tai Shan and Bei Bei. The Dujiangyan Giant Panda Base staff did an incredible job of creating a birthday fit for a princess.

    • hunters
    • By hunters 24th Aug 17, 4:58 PM
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    Edinburgh local paper and STV are saying on FB that Edinburgh Zoo could have its first baby panda born tomorrow! Nothing confirmed by Edinburgh Zoo as yet.
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 24th Aug 17, 6:35 PM
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    Edinburgh local paper and STV are saying on FB that Edinburgh Zoo could have its first baby panda born tomorrow! Nothing confirmed by Edinburgh Zoo as yet.
    Originally posted by hunters
    Lets hope they're right. I'm sure I remember this particular madam pulling the wool over peoples eyes before, acting like she was pregnant just to get the nicer food and more treats

    Come on Tian Tian, we want a cub!
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 24th Aug 17, 8:49 PM
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    Lets hope they're right. I'm sure I remember this particular madam pulling the wool over peoples eyes before, acting like she was pregnant just to get the nicer food and more treats

    Come on Tian Tian, we want a cub!
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    Oh yes! I remember that!

    Naughty Tian Tian!

    Perhaps she was in the mood for more treats this time too?
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    • Petethespider
    • By Petethespider 24th Aug 17, 10:17 PM
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    It's hit thee main news now so perhaps this time ?
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 25th Aug 17, 6:43 PM
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 25th Aug 17, 8:27 PM
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    What little I know of panda IVF runs along the lines of think of human IVF & then make it more complex fourfold.
    I wish Edinburgh (city, zoo, staff & pandas) the best of luck.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 26th Aug 17, 10:58 PM
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    This will be the first panda born with Tartan fur
    • Petethespider
    • By Petethespider 27th Aug 17, 12:53 PM
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    Think the trip to Edinburgh is back on now
    • colinw
    • By colinw 31st Aug 17, 2:22 PM
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    Video of the Atlanta twins with a GoPro in their Den

    https://www.facebook.com/ZooATL/videos/10155006990278553/

    • colinw
    • By colinw 10th Sep 17, 8:32 PM
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    A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to see the two pandas currently on show to the public at San Deigo Zoo in the US. The older panda was Bai Yun a 26 year old female who has produced six cubs while at the Zoo, the last one Xiao Lewu who is the other panda I saw and is now 5 years old.
    These pictures are of Bai Yun a female who actually weighs more than most adult male pandas.









    These pictures are of her 5 year old Xiao Lewu also know as Mr Wu.....





    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 10th Sep 17, 8:43 PM
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    she looks so relaxed and content, no wonder she has had so many cubs
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

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    • colinw
    • By colinw 11th Sep 17, 12:03 PM
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    No cub at Edinburgh this year the Zoo have confirmed. Looks like the Zoo are getting a bit stick on fb with people claiming they do this every year as a publicity stunt which is a bit unfair, panda births are always difficult and it only when they give birth that they are certain. I do believe it was a local Newspaper that forced them to release the story of her being possibly pregnant.

    The statement reads...

    A giant panda update - 11/9/17

    It is with sadness that we can confirm Tian Tian, Edinburgh Zoo’s resident female giant panda, will not give birth to cubs this year. Our tests show that her hormone levels and behaviour have returned to normal as the breeding cycle ends for this year.
    We would like to thank the expert team of keepers, veterinary staff and others who have shown dedication and tenacity throughout the last nine months to ensure Tian Tian received the very best round-the-clock care. Her welfare is our top priority and the hard work of our expert team continues to make a significant contribution to the conservation of giant pandas internationally.
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 11th Sep 17, 8:01 PM
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    Nice pic of The Toronto Twins whose 2nd birthdays it is next month.

    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 11th Sep 17, 8:05 PM
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    Video of the Atlanta twins with a GoPro in their Den

    https://www.facebook.com/ZooATL/videos/10155006990278553/

    Originally posted by colinw
    It was their 1st birthday on Sunday! That's gone by quickly.
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
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    Finito
    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Sep 17, 9:11 AM
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    Basi the oldest panda in captivity has passed away at the age of 37 Years which is the equivalent of about 100 Human Years....





    Sadly the keeper in that photo who the panda was very close to also passed away a couple of years ago also

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