Panda News from around the world
  • 2010-10-30

    On October 28, Preferred Medical Systems, LLC loaned the Zoo Atlanta Animal Care and Veterinary Teams a GE ultrasound machine capable of capturing a level of detail never before observed for unborn giant pandas.

  • 2010-10-27

    The Giant Panda at Zoo Atlanta is expecting a cub, which experts think will be delivered in the next 5 - 10 days.

    If Lun Lun goes full term then this cub will be Lun Lun's third. Her first cub Mei Lan was sent to Chungdu in China earlier this year, and Xi Lan, Lun Lun's first currently still lives near by to Lun Lun and father to all 3 pandas Yang Yang.

    Lets hope that Lun Lun gives birth to a healthy cub soon.

  • 2010-10-26

    Zoo Madrid have released a video of the twins born earlier this year.

  • 2010-10-26

    I must again apologise this time for the technical faults with email, it seems that no eMail to the address has been coming through to me. I have now fixed the issue.

    I'm really sorry that I didn't notice this sooner. If anyone has written to me at that address, I am currently working my way through the emails and you should get a reply from me soon.

  • 2010-10-24

    The other panda I looked after whilst volunteering at BFX back in 2008 has given birth to twins.

    You You was born on 3rd August 1998 to Ying Ying and Lin Nan, both wild born pandas.

    To date You You has had seven cubs with all but a cub in 2007 surviving.

    Well done to You You and all the staff at BFX.

  • 2010-10-24

    If you are reading this story then the transfer of PandaNews went without a hitch.

    I have been having a lot of problems with the old hosting provider's system being too slow and getting lots or errors whilst trying to administrate the site, so I've decided to move the site to another provider.

    Hopefully this means a much better experience for you when using the site.

    If you notice any problems please let me know at


  • 2010-10-22

    I'm sorry I've not posted any stories recently.

    Work is insanely busy, and my father in law passed away. Then after all that we decided that we needed a little time away to relax. So we had a weeks holiday.

    I have a few storied to write up, I'm going to make some time over the weekend and make an effort to get up to date.

    Thanks again for your understanding.


  • 2010-09-17

    Early in the morning of September 17th 2010, Giant Panda Hua Mei gives birth to a 161.6g male cub.

    Hua Mei was born in San Diego Zoo on August 21st 1999, and was sent to China On March 13th 2004. She has so ofar given birth to 8 Giant Panda cubs from 5 preferences.

    So well done Hua Mei , and all staff at Bifengxia.

  • 2010-09-12

    The Chengdu Panda Research Centre is celebrating another birth. Ya Ya a 20 year old Giant Panda gave birth on the 10th of September 2010 to a female cub.

    Ya Ya has given birth to 13 Cubs in 9 Litters of which 12 survived. She really is a super mum.

    This year the pandas at Chengdu have given birth to 7 Panda Cubs, whilst last year they only gave birth to 4 cubs. Which the research centre said was due to the mothers being exhausted.

    It is now reported that Chengdu now has 90 Giant Pandas housed there.

    Once again well done to Ya Ya and all the staff at Chengdu.

  • 2010-09-09

    Giant Panda Xing Xing (also known as Long Long, Ko Ko and Kou Kou) passed away at midday local time on the 9th Septemeber 2010.

    It appears that whilst staff were performing the extraction of semen under anaesthesia, his heart stopped and they were unable to start it again.

    Xing Xing was due to celebrate his 15th birthday in a few days time on September 14th.

    Xing Xing and his mate Tan Tan (Dan Dan , Shuan Shuan) moved to Kobe in December 2002.

    Xing Xing and Tan Tan had produced cubs but none survived.

  • 2010-09-09

    The Giant Panda cubs are starting to come again. This time eleven year old Ye Ye, who gave birth on the 9th September 2010.

    This brings the total to 27 Giant Panda Cubs with only single death of a cub. (Which is still too many)

    So well done to Ye Ye and all the staff at BFX Ya'an

  • 2010-09-07

    After 2 weeks with no cubs, Hua Zui Ba at ZOo Madrid has given birth to twins.

    This is first time since 1982 that pandas have been born in Spain.

    Currently only one of the pandas is with mum, the other is being looked after by staff. Visitors to the zoo can see the pandas on tv's dotted around the zoo.

    Well done to Hua Zui Ba and the staff there