panda

Favorite

Giant Panda From Berlin Zoo Gives Birth To Twins

Congratulations to the mother panda, Meng Meng, who has had many fruitless attempts in the past! The Berlin Zoo director, Andreas Knieriem, has announced that both the new cubs and their mother are doing well. 

After the birth of the first cub, Meng Meng gently placed her newborn on her stomach to warm it up. Shortly after, the second cub was born. 

According to DW, Knieriem has said although Meng Meng is a first time mother, she's "looking after her cubs in an exemplary manner." 

Seems like Meng Meng is a natural mother! Knieriem also added that the cubs have to, "drink every two to three hours ... and needed their mother to warm them."

Meng Meng and Jiao Qing (the cub's father) have been at the Berlin Zoo since summer 2017. The pandas are on loan from China.

Berlin's mayor, Michael Miller, had some words about the birth, "What great news! Berlin is happy about both newcomers and I congratulate Andreas Knieriem and his Zoo team."

As a finally note, it is stated that the newborn pandas will not be on public display at the zoo for the time being. 

Story via DW

panda twins berlin zoo
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Excitement At Idaho Zoo As First Newborn Red Panda Is Born

Red pandas are adorable (even more so when they stand on their hind legs in the cutest defense mechanism ever). And no, they are not red-colored pandas (I know you're imagining that right now). A little floof has just been born at Idaho Zoo - the first ever red panda to be born there. As you can imagine, everyone is pretty excited about it. 

first red panda born at idaho zoo
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Never-Before-Seen Albino Panda Has Been Discovered In the Mountains Of China

According to China Daily, the infrared camera captured the incredibly rare footage of a fully albino panda in the mountains of China's Wolong National Nature Reserve. The images were released to the public this past Saturday and researchers say it is the very first time an entirely while panda has ever been identified. 

Li Sheng, of Peking University, told Xinhua news agency, the never-before-seen albino panda seems to be at most 2 years old. "Judging from the photo, the panda is physically strong and taking steady steps, suggesting the gene mutation is not affecting its normal life."

And being albino, the bear might be more sensitive to the sun but in no way should affect its ability to reproduce. If it were to reproduce, however, the offspring would only inherit the albinism if both parents carried the gene, as it is a recessive trait. In a 2014 census, it was revealed that roughly 1800 giant pandas are left in this world, according to the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF), marking their status has "vulnerable". 

Officials say that they will attempt to continue track of the bear by installing more motion cameras. 

And while experts knew albinism occurred in pandas, this is the very first time it's been captured on camera! Check out the image below! 



albino albino panda panda rare China unique - 8463621
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Over the past 30 years, the Taronga zoo in Sydney, Australia, has successfully bred over 40 Red Pandas, but until now they have never had triplets! So the zoo is proud to present its first ever triplet- Rohan, Ishwar and Mishry and they are the cutest creatures we have ever seen! At around 13 weeks of age, they're just starting to emerge from their nest box and find their paws, so you are all welcome to watch them or even better, visit them at the zoo while they're still tiny!

Via BBC Earth
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

When having multiple cubs, pandas will usually only care for one baby and abandon the other, but switching them around might be the key for both twins' survival. One more fascinating video by BBC Earth. 

Favorite

15 Irresistibly Adorable Photos Of Baby Pandas Just Being Natural

These baby pandas have been clicked candid, none of the photos have them posing for the photograph and that is probably what makes them so unbelievably cute. Via: Emlii

Photos Of Baby Pandas
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

We can totally understand how the panda feels, cuz we don't understand a single word she's saying...hahaha

Favorite

Adorable And Playful Pandas Get Cozy In Their New Home

Toronto-born cubs Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue have left their home and have made their debut at Panda Passage on Monday! The two playful pandas will call the Calgary Zoo home for the next five years.

cute panda twitter panda funny panda zoo tweets trending tweets playful funny animals - 5562117
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -