In 2012, Malaysia made a significant breakthrough in its diplomatic ties with China when Beijing announced it would place two giant pandas
to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the two countries' official relations.
1) in the Xiaoxiangling Mountain Range, south-west of the distribution range of giant panda
. The reserve covers an area of 47940 ha, 80 % of which is regarded as habitat suitable for giant pandas
(Sichuan Forestry Department 2015).
Li Sheng, a researcher with Beijing's Peking University, told CNN that no fully albino giant panda
had ever been recorded in the wild before.
At least 10 billion yuan ($1.45 billion) had been budgeted for the Giant Panda
National Park in mountainous southwestern China state-run China Daily reported.
A framework for evaluating the effects of human factors on wildlife habitat: the case of giant pandas
The surgery is the first of its kind performed on a giant panda
, and is a milestone for Taiwan's veterinary medicine professions.
They insist the problem played no part in Sunshine's failure to breed with female giant panda
Tian Tian, who is also called Sweetie.
'We have also made great efforts to reinforce the construction of wildlife protection laws, artificial breeding and releasing giant pandas
to the wild,' he said.
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A giant panda
can weigh up to 330 pounds (150 kilograms) that is almost double that of a human adult.
Other animals on the Red List fared better than primates, including the giant panda
, which had previously been placed on the endangered list.
"But one must bear in mind that the mortality rate of giant pandas
within their first year is roughly 40 percent."