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11

Jul

Why we get so excited about giant pandasWhat is it about these 250-pound creatures that makes us go so weak in the knees?

Why we get so excited about giant pandas
What is it about these 250-pound creatures that makes us go so weak in the knees?

27

Mar

Pandas love bamboo and … sweets?Pandas lap up naturally sweetened sugar water, but don’t try to serve them the diet version.

Pandas love bamboo and … sweets?
Pandas lap up naturally sweetened sugar water, but don’t try to serve them the diet version.

08

Jan

If you love pandas, you have one amazing woman to thankRuth Harkness brought the first live giant panda to the U.S. back in 1936.

If you love pandas, you have one amazing woman to thank
Ruth Harkness brought the first live giant panda to the U.S. back in 1936.

24

Oct

Twin panda cubs at Zoo Atlanta get namesThe public was allowed to vote online to select the set of names for the new cubs.

Twin panda cubs at Zoo Atlanta get names
The public was allowed to vote online to select the set of names for the new cubs.

22

Oct

Giant pandas more resilient to change than other endangered animalsNew genetic data gathered from wild pandas can be used to help develop captive breeding programs that help perpetuate diversity.

Giant pandas more resilient to change than other endangered animals
New genetic data gathered from wild pandas can be used to help develop captive breeding programs that help perpetuate diversity.

06

Sep

Photo of the day: Fuzzy baby panda begins to show its true colors

05

Sep

National Zoo’s panda cub is a girlThe cub will be named when she is 100 days old, in keeping with Chinese tradition.

National Zoo’s panda cub is a girl
The cub will be named when she is 100 days old, in keeping with Chinese tradition.

29

Aug

12

Aug

Why is it so hard to tell if a panda is really pregnant?Giant pandas sometimes show signs of pregnancy without actually being pregnant, leaving keepers with no choice but to wait and see.

Why is it so hard to tell if a panda is really pregnant?
Giant pandas sometimes show signs of pregnancy without actually being pregnant, leaving keepers with no choice but to wait and see.

16

Jul

It’s twins for Atlanta’s giant pandaThe cubs are the first giant panda twins born in the U.S. in 20 years.

It’s twins for Atlanta’s giant panda
The cubs are the first giant panda twins born in the U.S. in 20 years.