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Study : Low Metabolism Lets Pandas Survive on Bamboo
Offbeat  (tags: wildanimals, endangered, Giant Panda, bamboo, low metabolism )

Naoko
- 354 days ago - the-japan-news.com
Giant pandas eat vegetables even though their bodies are better equipped to eat meat. So how do these black-and-white bears from the remote, misty mountains of central China survive on a diet almost exclusively of a low-nutrient food like bamboo?
U.K. Zoo's Pandas Meet For Date, But Will They Mate?
Offbeat  (tags: panda, giant panda, U.K., zoo, mate, fertility, couple, privacy, date, conservation, endangered )

Naoko
- 1544 days ago - mainichi.jp
Zoo officials have created a private love nest for Britain's only pair of giant pandas in hope the fertility-challenged animals will mate - and Wednesday may be their last chance for quite a while.
It's Panda Mania as Tokyo Zoo Welcomes New China Duo
Offbeat  (tags: animals, Tokyo, Ueno Zoo, giant panda, China, welcome, panda mania, 90 million yen, visitors, boost )

Naoko
- 1953 days ago - asahi.com
The zoo has made meticulous preparations for the pandas' arrival, spending about 90 million yen to refurbish the panda pen.
Panda Pair Arrive for Ueno Debut
Offbeat  (tags: Panda, giant panda, Japan, Ueno Zoo, arrival, pair, China, Bili, Xiannu )

Naoko
- 1954 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
A pair of giant pandas from China landed in Japan on Monday as the public eagerly awaited its furry replacement of Ling Ling, who died in April 2008.
VIDEO, Giant Panda Sneaks Into Village
Offbeat  (tags: VIDEO, panda, giant panda, hunger )

Beatrice
- 2310 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Giant panda sneaks into village A hungry panda has found its way into a village in China to find some food.
American Panda to Get Chinese Lessons
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, giant panda, language, Chinese lessons )

Beatrice
- 2311 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Mei Lan, who was born in Atlanta Zoo under a breeding agreement with the Chinese government, will be flown back to China on Thursday together with Tai Shan, a four-year-old male cub from Washington's National Zoo. "Mei Lan has been living in the US
Head Over Heels! The Giant Panda Who Did a Roly-Poly in His Sleep
Offbeat  (tags: giant panda, fast asleep, roly poly, cute, pictures )

Simone
- 2381 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
It was a perfectly executed forward roll - even better for the fact that this panda managed it in his sleep. The animal, called Tai Shan, was sitting in his zoo enclosure when he began to doze off, his eyes flickering open and shut before he succumbed
Students Rush to Become Panda Guides
Offbeat  (tags: australia, adelaide zoo, giant panda, guides, university students )

Simone
- 2407 days ago - city-messenger.whereilive.com.au
Hundreds of students from Adelaide University will help show off the state's most talked about new residents, giant pandas Wang Wang and Funi.
   

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