Giant Panda

China zoo prepares to celebrate giant panda's 35th birthday

China zoo prepares to celebrate giant panda's 35th birthday

A zoo in southeast China launches a plan to celebrate the 35th birthday for giant panda Ba Si, the oldest artificial bred of the species in the mainland.

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Liver problem to blame for panda cub death, says US zoo

Mei Xiang, a giant female panda, rests at the National Zoo in Washington. The zoo announced on Thursday that the recent death of Mei Xiang's cub was due to liver and lung damage. Photo: AFP

National Zoo scientists have determined a 6-day-old giant panda cub’s death last month wasn’t momma bear’s fault, and life was returning to normal on Thursday for giant panda Mei Xiang.

12 Oct 2012 - 1:01pm

Briefs, September 24, 2012

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko votes. Photo: EPA

Panda cub dies a week after its birth in US zoo

24 Sep 2012 - 4:11am

A bad week for ...

Toshimitsu Doi

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Pregnant pause for park's pandas

The honeymoon ended yesterday for Ocean Park's young giant pandas Ying Ying and Le Le after three days tucked away from view to give them an opportunity to mate naturally.

But it seems they weren't up to the task.

So staff proceeded with two artificial inseminations on Ying Ying with Le Le's semen.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Being unsuccessful this time does not mean they are not compatible. Ying Ying and Le Le need more opportunities

Ocean Park panda minder Suzanne Gendron

For the two countries to work closely together as partners, genuine courage and wisdom to face the truth are required

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak urges Japan to settle war-era grievances

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tag team king ensures his future is in the can

KDG's first graffiti was a tag hastily written at night on the facade of the New World Renaissance Hotel (now the Renaissance Kowloon) in Tsim Sha Tsui in 1998. Fast forward 13 years and Ken (he wants to keep his full name private) is one of the three owners of Dirty Panda which, behind the tagline 'Keep your hands dirty since 2002', is the main importer of graffiti spray paint in Hong Kong.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Passion for Homeland

Feng Xuemin's photographs (including, Panda 6, left) depicting his personal impressions of scenic spots in China. Mon-Sat, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, 50 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 1138. Ends Dec 22

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Singer Ella Koon coos about panda-themed silver jewellery at launch

The hip night-spot Dragon-I, where German jewellery brand Thomas Sabo launched its sterling silver collection last week, looked different in daylight.

The nightclub was awash in a silvery glow as the models, led by singer-actress Ella Koon Yan-na, paraded the jewellery.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Students to visit conservation sites

Cathay Pacific will take 40 students from 10 countries to learn first-hand about environmental conservation on the mainland. The eight-day 'Green Explorer' programme gives students a chance to visit various green project sites in Hong Kong and Sichuan . For example, students will learn about efforts to preserve giant pandas at the Daxiangling National Reserve.

13 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Wealthy tourists return to their roots with green tours

Wealthy Chinese are increasingly interested in eco-travel and they are prepared to shell out for tailor-made tours. Agencies such as Wild China and Eco-tour China are capitalising on that demand by offering treks into the wild, stays with minority families and even 'voluntourism' holidays, during which participants might help teach poor children or work on a village project.

29 Sep 2010 - 12:00am


Teenagers not the only ones to blame

Many people say the media is responsible for the deterioration of teenagers' moral standards. I believe this opinion is biased and is unfair.

There have always been black sheep in society - be they young or old. Why is the public criticising only teens?

24 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Panda Paddlers ready to make a splash for charity at dragon boat races in Stanley

You are unlikely to miss Jonathan Cummings' team, the Panda Paddlers, at today's Sun Life Stanley International Dragon Boat Races. Not necessarily because they are the fastest, but because the 50-strong, two-boat team could be odds-on for any prize for the event's best-dressed competitors.

16 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Art with a message for quake victims

The Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme is organised by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

It encourages students to take their passion for the arts beyond the campus and into the wider community. The ambassadors will take part in a series of arts programmes during the school holidays.

11 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Biodiversity in China

Exhibition of more than 400 wildlife specimens (including the red panda, above) that show the diversity of China's plant and animal species. Mon-Wed, Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm, closed Thu, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$35. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Aug 31

10 Feb 2010 - 12:00am