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    • colinw
    • By colinw 22nd Jul 13, 8:09 PM
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    It's a Panda!
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    • 22nd Jul 13, 8:09 PM
    It's a Panda! 22nd Jul 13 at 8:09 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 12:04 PM.
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    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 27th Nov 18, 6:02 PM
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    One of my favourite pandas, strange but he also had one testicle removed due to tumours
    Originally posted by colinw

    Oh no.


    Had you seen /read that story?


    I searched it out especially for you
    • colinw
    • By colinw 27th Nov 18, 6:28 PM
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    Oh no.


    Had you seen /read that story?


    I searched it out especially for you
    Originally posted by Zinco
    I knew had gone back to China, he got his trestle out years ago, he also has heart problems and a problem with his teeth and half a left ear

    This is why his name is Gao Gao and not Lucky
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 18th Dec 18, 1:13 PM
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    Happy Birthday Hamish


    The first polar bear cub to be born in the UK in 25 years has turned one.

    Hamish shares an enclosure with his mother Victoria at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland's Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig, near Aviemore, in the Cairngorms.

    Park staff have marked his birthday by giving him treats encased in an ice block and food hidden inside cardboard boxes.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 18th Dec 18, 1:55 PM
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    Quite a neat video of the adult female at Vienna Yang Yang destroying a snowbear and eating it's ears...

    https://www.facebook.com/zoovienna/videos/222897328605487/
    • colinw
    • By colinw 19th Dec 18, 9:41 AM
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    Manchester City Football team have adopted a Panda in China! Excellent

    https://gbtimes.com/premier-league-champions-adopt-a-panda-in-sw-china?fbclid=IwAR05rdnl7wrYn2JUaej8YOel809cbO3XYgt Q9vSwo5edOpIL214xA1SSahE

    Not sure what position it will play yet
    • colinw
    • By colinw 13th Feb 19, 11:22 AM
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    Flick is currently in Singapore on a break and had the sense to go visit the Zoo there which has two pandas, the male Kai Kai and the female Jai Jai...

    A photo of the male Kai Kai eating!



    One of the male singing...



    and the less co-operative female



    and a rather nice white tiger which I believe Flick is hoping to smuggle home...

    Last edited by colinw; 13-02-2019 at 11:24 AM.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Feb 19, 11:35 AM
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    A panda...singing? What does its voice sound like?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • colinw
    • By colinw 13th Feb 19, 11:46 AM
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    Apparently Pandas are known a living fossils as they have remained unchanged for such a long time
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 13th Feb 19, 12:14 PM
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    A panda...singing? What does its voice sound like?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Bearitone
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Feb 19, 4:19 PM
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    Apparently Pandas are known a living fossils as they have remained unchanged for such a long time
    Originally posted by colinw
    Well. They are slow enough to be fossilised!

    (Ducks to avoid projectile)




    Bearitone
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus

    Brilliant!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 30th Jul 19, 10:13 AM
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    The only surviving panda triplets celebrated their fifth Birthday recently

    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 3rd Sep 19, 6:06 AM
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    Twin panda cubs born at Berlin Zoo
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-49548127
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 3rd Sep 19, 8:31 AM
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    Excellent! and only a cheap flight away
    • duncanthedog
    • By duncanthedog 3rd Sep 19, 11:20 AM
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    Was there not twins born in Belgium last month?

    Seem to remember reading about it on BBC but can't find it now
    • colinw
    • By colinw 3rd Sep 19, 11:37 AM
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    Was there not twins born in Belgium last month?

    Seem to remember reading about it on BBC but can't find it now
    Originally posted by duncanthedog
    Yes...the stupid Sun says it is rare for twins but it is actually quite common, just in the wild they would usually keep the best one and abandon the weaker one...
    • duncanthedog
    • By duncanthedog 10th Sep 19, 8:11 AM
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    A sixth attempt to produce a giant panda cub at Edinburgh Zoo through artificial insemination has failed.

    Dad say's that the enclosure is not big enough, just look at all the other captive panda enclosures where cubs are regularly produced.

    Only about 4 years left on the lease and very doubtful if Edinburgh will see a cub
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 10th Sep 19, 8:29 AM
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    You wonder how they've existed this long when they're so reluctant to reproduce!
    • colinw
    • By colinw 10th Sep 19, 8:41 AM
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    A sixth attempt to produce a giant panda cub at Edinburgh Zoo through artificial insemination has failed.

    Dad say's that the enclosure is not big enough, just look at all the other captive panda enclosures where cubs are regularly produced.

    Only about 4 years left on the lease and very doubtful if Edinburgh will see a cub
    Originally posted by duncanthedog
    I have to say having seen enclosures around the World that the one at Edinburgh does look a bit small and not very interesting for them, having said that, Adelaide is one of the nicest I have seen and they also have failed to produce a cub for a longer time than Edinburgh, they did have to adjust to opposite seasons though
    • colinw
    • By colinw 18th Sep 19, 10:29 AM
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    An article arguing we should just let pandas die out as a species

    https://qz.com/1308730/modern-pandas-should-have-died-out-years-ago/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=qz-archive&fbclid=IwAR2fgXUJlwAYCYgZd-5TBlgQ_SP1uaEltOgzP5Tcj8ScpGU-EGIIZe6QRok
    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Oct 19, 11:45 AM
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    Video of the twin cubs at Calgory being fed by their keeper, the male cub is a lot more needs and vocal than the female

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