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Sichuan Wolong Panda Protection and Breed Center



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SICHUAN, China. One zoo in southwest China has its hands full with 16 baby pandas.


The Sichuan Wolong Panda Protection and Breed Center is dealing with the results of a breeding boom 16 pandas have been born since July, 2006.

 

The brood includes five sets of twins. The cubs are weighed and measured every five days. The heaviest tips the scale at just over 24 pounds, while the lightest weighs about 11 pounds.

 

The pandas are due to stop suckling by February, 2007 just about the time they'll start learning to walk. Once weaned, the panda cubs will attend panda kindergarten. In the meantime, more little ones are expected at the center since 38 giant pandas were artificially impregnated.

 

Watch them grow with video on YouTube.com, links below.

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Panda Nursery

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2T3-1Iyv3k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbPWvl0OE_4

News Report with the cubs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eQXavaIzZA

   

Panda Baby Boomers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eQXavaIzZA  

Giant Pandas eating http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8SLfkneY9A  

Panda Research Centre in Chengu, China http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjKbkCUCcmQ

Panda Sneezes  http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=

8922875251875301807&q=genre%3Acomedy

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i Wei / China Foto Press / GAMMA Saturday, Jan. 06, 2007 Giant panda Xiang

Xiang at the Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center,

on January 20,2005 in Wolong, Sichuan Province, China.

 
 
More interesting reading

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http://www.wwf.org.au/articles/feature39/

China Sets to Breed More Giant Pandas

Thursday, November 16, 2000

Reference: Peoples Daily Newspaper Online: http://english.people.com.cn/

Chinese zoologists are preparing to breed more giant panda cubs using artificial techniques this year.

Li Guanghan, director of the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Center in southwest China's Sichuan province, said the center has seen the birth to 30 giant pandas since its founding. It bred six giant pandas this year alone, and another eight are expected to be born next year.

The center, the biggest giant panda breeding base in the world, has set a goal of having 300 giant pandas bred artificially by the year 2050.

The giant panda is among the most endangered species in the world, with only 1,000 living in the wild.

A giant panda only conceives one or two babies each year. Many newborn cubs are often abandoned by the mother if she cannot feed or take care of two cubs at once.

The research center initiated a program from 1991-1997 to save baby pandas by artificial breeding. However, in the early stages of the program, six panda cubs died.

The death of some of the baby pandas was due to mixing different milk ingredients, said Zhang Guiquan, assistant director with the center.

After tests and experiments, experts changed the milk for feeding panda cubs in 1998 which proved successful in the survival of all five cubs.

Another important breeding center at the Wolong Natural Reserve also reported a record survival rate this year. A total of 12 cubs were born through artificial breeding.


Sichuan Hails Panda Baby Boom

Monday, November 20, 2000

Reference: Peoples Daily Newspaper Online: http://english.people.com.cn/

Wolong Nature Reserve, China's largest artificial breeding centre, located in Southwest China's Sichuan Province, reported a record survival rate this year.

A total of 12 cubs were born throughusing artificial breeding techniques, and 11 survived, according to Li Weiyu, deputy director of the nature reserve.

Another important breeding centre in Sichuan -- Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Centre -- has bred six pandas this year, and another eight are expected to be born next year, according to Li Guanghan, director of the centre.

The giant panda is among the most endangered species in the world, with only 1,000 living in the wild.

A giant panda only conceives one or two babies each year. Many new born cubs are often abandoned by the mother if she cannot feed or take care of two cubs at once.

Follow up: http://www.radio86.co.uk/china-insight/news-today/

1382/chinas-panda-sanctuaries-welcomed-30-new-cubs-in-2006

 
 
 

 
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