The name of second giant panda
born in Malaysia was finally revealed today as 'Yi Yi'.
A framework for evaluating the effects of human factors on wildlife habitat: the case of giant pandas
In 2008, Taipei welcomed two pandas
, Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan, as gifts to Taipei Zoo shortly after former President Ma Ying-jeou assumed the presidency.
An eight-year-old girl fell into a panda
enclosure at a zoo in southwest China on Saturday, causing panic.
most likely had a varied diet, similar to that of other mammalian species that lived alongside them.
The problem is that whatever the approach, the release of pandas
can prove physically dangerous (for the pandas
) and politically delicate (for the humans), since the public reacts with outrage to any sort of panda
suffering or fatalities.
The park will cover three times the area of Yellowstone National Park in the US, with major ecological projects including construction of reserves, ex-situ protection and release of giant pandas
to the wild, focused on solving the problems of fragmented habitats and isolated genes.
Being quite small in size compared to the giant panda
, the red panda
is also referred to as the lesser panda
While the story of the panda
is a success for conservation efforts, the IUC has cautioned that we cannot afford to become complacent about the rebound in population of the pandas
At the Smithsonian center, Freeman and her colleagues study the pandas
Reserve manager Yuan Fengxiao said, "In the past, even our staff seldom saw wild pandas
, but the infrared cameras have helped us record many valuable images of the animals."