I have a couple of panda births to report both at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
Firstly Yuan Yuan, a 13 year old panda gave birth to a female cub at the 25th August 2012. Then Jiao Zi a 17 year old panda gave birth to a cub on the 4th of September.
Well done to both pandas and everyone who looks after them.
So far there has been 15 births will all but one surviving.
I have been fascinated by Giants Panda for more years than I can say. I have been running PandaNews.org since 2008 bringing you the latest news about Giant Pandas from around the world. I have volunteered to look after pandas in China, Visited pandas around the world including Vienna, Berlin and the four cities in America with Pandas. I even had the honour of opening the Giant Panda exhibit at Edinburgh Zoo, as I was the first person to book tickets to visit them.
There has been an influx of panda births recently with 3 pandas giving birth to 5 Cubs, though only 4 of the cubs have survived.
The first to give birth was Rau Hin at Wakayama Zoo in Japan, who gave birth to twins but the second one was still born weighing only 47 grams.
Then Si Xue at Bifengxia gave birth to twins, and finally Si Yuan at the Chengdu Breeding Centre gave birth.
Dear friend Jeroen Jacobs (Pambassador) Has reported that Bao Bao one of the oldest pandas outside of China passed away on August 22nd. There are no more details at this time.
Farewell Bao Bao.
I have received some new photos and an update on my adopted panda son An Di. Known as Qing Shan in real life.
More wonderful news 21 year old Bai Yun has given birth to her sixth cub at the San Diego Zoo.
Once again congratulations to Bai Yun, and all the staff and volunteers who look after her.
Li li at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan, China has given the centre it's first panda cub of the year.
Li Li is a 20 year old and has given birth to 9 previous cubs.
Congratulations to Li Li and everyone who looks after her.
A wild born panda who was rescued in 2008 and given birth to twins for the second time since her capture.
Once again congratulations to Shui Xiu and everyone involved.
Super mum Guo Guo at Bifeng Xia near Ya'an China has given birth to her 8th cub.
The cub was born in the early hours of 23rd of July 2012. No more details of the cub yet.
Well done to Guo Guo and all the people who care for her.
Xi Mei from the Bifengxia Panda Centre has given birth to twins.
Xi Mei was mated back in early march with Lu Lu a 12 year old panda.
The cubs are the first to be born in China this year. The second cub in being kept in an incubator as is the practise when twins are born, and has been identified as being a female and weighing 154.2 grams (about 5.5 oz).
Xi Mei had twins in 2005 and 2006 she also had a single cub in 2009.
Congratulations to Xi Mei, and all the staff who look after her.
I think we're entering Baby Panda Season.
The BBC News website is reporting that the Panda Cub born to Shin Shin on the 5th July has been found dead in his mothers arms.
Staff and vets there tried for an hour to bring him back to live but could not. An autopsy has reviled that the cub inhaled milk which triggering pneumonia.
Our deepest symphonies goes to Shin Shin and all the staff who look after her.
Reports are coming in that Shin Shin of Tokyo Zoo has given birth.
It's reported that both Shin Shin and her Mate Ri Ri who arrived last year, mated naturally earlier this year.
It is the first Panda Cub to be born at Tokyo Zoo for 24 years.
Well done to Shin Shin in starting off the season and her keepers and all the stall who look after her.