Panda News from around the world
  • 2008-08-12

    Last minute negotiations are going on in China in the hope that Gordon Brown will be able to sign a deal to bring two Giant Pandas to Edinburgh Zoo.

    However, Advocates for Animals have stepped up their campaign to block the deal saying the pandas are being used as "political and commercial pawns".

    The zoo said it would be helping with a worldwide breeding programme to save the Giant Panda.

    It was hoped the final details would be settled in time for Gordon Brown to sign off the agreement while he is at the Olympic closing ceremony in Beijing.

  • 2008-08-11

    This is so adorable. Sent in by Jim

  • 2008-08-11

    The First Minister Alex Salmond of scotland, Princess Anne , Prince Andrew and a senior official from the Royal Bank of Scotland have been enlisted to lobby the Chinese government to rent a pair of pandas to Edinburgh Zoo.

  • 2008-08-11

    Head over to Perfect Panda, where they have some wonderful links to panda items on the web you can buy and other Panda related items. Including links to some wonderful Panda Fonts.
    Hit the references to take you there.

  • 2008-08-11

    August 5, 2008 was a festive day when the Olympic torch “Lucky Cloud” began the Chengdu leg of the relay. Adding to the festivity and celebration was the birth of a set of giant panda twins delivered at the Chengdu base.

  • 2008-08-10

    2 more baby pandas, born on August 10th 2008, at Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center, Bringing the total to 8 for the base this year.

    It seems that the pair have already been named after two of the mascots of the Olympic Games, Huan Huan and Bei Bei.

  • 2008-08-09

    A pair of twins given birth to by a new mother Ya Laoda, had to be rescued by the staff at Chengdu Research Centre. Vets and staff from Shaanxi drove the 60 miles to help.

    Story sent in by Susan (Thanks Susan)

  • 2008-08-07

    On August 6th 2008 Cao cao gives birth to her first babies, a set of twins.
    Born with in 10 minutes of each other, and they both a good healthy size.

  • 2008-08-07

    Interesting article about how China is starting a green revolution, which the interest in pandas and their well being started.

  • 2008-08-06

    Some wonderful pictures of the "Olympic 8" at Beijing zoo

  • 2008-08-05

    Cute picture of a panda eating bamboo, though to me it looks like an ice-cream cone.
    Sent in by Ivan, (Thanks)

  • 2008-08-01

    It's birthday party time this weekend for adorable panda cubs at San Diego Zoo Sulin will be three on Saturday and Zhenzhen will be one.

    Happy Birthday to them. I'm sure there will be a special treats for them both.