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 Post subject: Zoo Reports all over the World
PostPosted: June 20th, 2013, 3:53 pm 
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A topic for pictures and observations from the Zoo in different countries.


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PostPosted: August 25th, 2013, 7:20 pm 
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The Smitsonian National zoo in Washington Have a newborn pand born

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Dear Macdoum,

Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo 5:32 p.m. The panda team heard the cub vocalize and glimpsed the cub for the first time briefly immediately after the birth. Mei Xiang picked the cub up immediately and began cradling and caring for it.

Behavior watchers have been monitoring her 24 hours a day since Aug. 7 via the panda cams. The panda team began preparing for a birth when they saw her water break around 3:36 p.m. and she began having contractions. Mei Xiang started spending extended amounts of time body licking and cradling her toys Aug. 11, all signs that she could give birth.

For the first time this year scientists used another test developed by the Memphis Zoo which analyzed Mei Xiang’s levels of prostaglandin metabolite (a fatty acid) to narrow the window when she would give birth or experience a pseudopregnancy. Scientists at the Memphis Zoo performed the analysis and determined that if Mei Xiang were pregnant she would likely give birth during the last week of August. If she were not, her pseudopregnancy would have likely ended in early September.

“I’m glued to the new panda cams and thrilled to hear the squeals, which appear healthy, of our newborn cub,” said Dennis Kelly, director of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. “Our expansive panda team has worked tirelessly analyzing hormones and behavior since March, and as a result of their expertise and our collaboration with scientists from around the world we are celebrating this birth.”

Read more about Mei Xiang's pregnancy and the birth



Giant Panda

Thank you so much for your interest in pandas and the Smithsonian's National Zoo!



You can see Mei and her cubbie here;
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/webca ... -panda.cfm
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PostPosted: September 14th, 2013, 2:21 am 
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Holland are to receive a couple of Giant Pandas but some furious debate follows the announcement:

http://news.yahoo.com/chinese-loan-caus ... 58065.html

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At the end of August in Berlin Zoo one couple somehow decided to get married in the house of river horses. The ceremony and celebrating took place right near the pool with hyppos. We made a few pictures through the closed door and soon I'll place them here.


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Very sad news from London Zoo :cry:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24531460


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News from Zoo Atlanta where twin giant pandas,now 4 months-old were born both 'boys' Now...

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Oops.
Zoo Atlanta is going to have to rearrange its pronouns again.
Those twin panda boys, Mei Lun and Mei Huan, have turned out to be twin panda girls.
Deputy director Dwight Lawson and associate veterinarian Sam Rivera revealed the news at a press conference Friday morning.
It’s notoriously difficult to figure out the gender of giant pandas, and panda watchers remember that a similar mix-up happened with the twins’ older sibling Mei Lan, 7, who was thought to be a female until Mother Nature made the truth obvious at age 3. The genders of the twins were determined with blood tests, rather than physical examinations, which are difficult and unreliable.
“They are covered up in fur, and you really can’t look and they don’t want you to look,” Lawson said.
Oh, by the way, brother Po also happens to be female. Older brother Xi Lan is, at latest report, still a boy. “So most of our boys are now girls,” said Lawson, who confessed to a poor record when it comes to determining panda gender. “Our batting average is one out of five.”
Is this “The Crying Game” in reverse? There’s no crying for the conservators at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in the Sichuan province of China, who are rejoicing that there are more potential panda moms in Atlanta.
All the giant pandas at Zoo Atlanta are the property of the Chinese facility. Xi Lan, 5, and Po, 3, were scheduled to be transferred to China this fall, when veterinarians determined they weren’t quite heavy enough to make the trip in good health.
“We wanted them to be fat and sassy,” Lawson said. The zoo staff decided to postpone that trip until early next year. It was during the preparatory medical exams that Po was discovered to be a female. “We tried to confirm Po without anesthesia, but it is very difficult, and not safe for us,” Rivera said.
A blood test revealed the truth. Veterinarians also decided to test the twins at the same time, and were able to retrieve blood samples without any anesthesia.
Lawson said none of the pandas’ names will change, and neither will any other aspect of their care. But in the future, the zoo will probably use blood tests to determine the gender of its panda cubs, and will probably do so at an earlier age. At 16 and 15 pounds, Mei Huan and Mei Lun are gaining strength and wandering around on exhibit.
Exhibit space will be tight for a while, since pandas are solitary animals and the older siblings and dad Yang Yang are being kept in separate enclosures.
A five-year permit to keep Yang Yang and his bride Lun Lun at Zoo Atlanta elapses in 2014, and the zoo plans to negotiate to keep the pair another five years.

"Boys will be boys...er,girls
Well,ZA got one in five correctly. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Zoo Reports all over the World
PostPosted: December 16th, 2013, 3:20 am 
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You can watch the twin pandas every day at ZA ;

http://www.earthcam.com/cams/georgia/atlanta/panda/
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http://www.zooatlanta.org/1212/panda_cam for news & updates.
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You can also watch The Natonal Zoo Giant Pandacam at Washington with the new girl panda Bao Bao,means 'treasure' in chinese.
Parent pandas are Mei Xiang & Tian Tian.
NZ cam ; http://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/webca ... am=panda03

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About four weeks ago the polarbear Giovanna from Munich's zoo Hellabrunn has born two baby-bears. Until now they are healthy and growing well. Giovanna who is mother for the first time seems to be very gifted for her new role.

Funny to see in pictures and videos from the polarbears motherbox cam how that giant of a mother touches her little twins with her upper lip and keeps them warm with her fur.

These are new pics taken from the newspaper Münchner Merkur (for news it is not my favorit one):

http://www.merkur-online.de/lokales/muenchen/stadt-muenchen/bilder-hellabrunner-eisbaer-babys-wachsen-gedeihen-3296778.html


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 Post subject: Re: Zoo Reports all over the World
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My favorite panda of all time,I saw him being born & growing up,has now been claimed by China. His name is Yun Zi four & half years old. He was born & grew up in San Diego Zoo.
Like all giant pandas they are only on loan (for lots of $$$$) & those born in the USA have to go back to China when they reach reproductive age.
This is a video of Yun Zi's arrival in China;

http://www.chinanews.com/shipin/cnstv/2 ... 1447.shtml

Bye bye Yun Zi... :cry:

Yun Zi as a 'charmer';
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp9RTY1H7xs
Probably one of the last videos taken at SDZoo ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3wLCBy-sCY
video by DoxieMom19
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 Post subject: Re: Zoo Reports all over the World
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Not as cute as pandas are their live long, polarbears are cute only when they are young . . .

Our Munich Zoo (Hellabrunn) polarbear twins are doing well, now one month old.

The 27th day video from the zoo's cam :headroll: :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_l99fXzs6k

But when they are hungry, they can be very noisy and unkind to each other (28th day video) :slap:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIC136a9EzE


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 Post subject: Re: Zoo Reports all over the World
PostPosted: January 12th, 2014, 8:49 pm 
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Leonia, thank you for your posts in here. It made me draw my attention to this thread.
Now, Zoos...
Around New Year's Eve, the Zoo am Meer in Bremerhaven/D had made public, that the usual shooting and rockets' blowing-up will not be permitted in the closer area of the town. Why? Due to the immense care for a new born polar bear.
See here in German, from Dec 27 - the message was to hear all around in half Germany:
http://www.radiobremen.de/nachrichten/g ... en100.html
It was the first birth after 41 years there...
Everything was fine after the 31: http://www.radiobremen.de/nachrichten/k ... er100.html
How tinytinytiny the cub !

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Tragedy happened in Copenhagen Zoo

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I wish I didn't know.


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:loveshower: A giant panda pair arrive from China in Belgium.;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26318533

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 Post subject: Re: Zoo Reports all over the World
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asteria - good evening!
Sorry to read about the Zoo in Danmark that makes you so speechless -
My English reserves today have :shock: gone out, but I like to hint at the European Zoo breeding programme (EEP - European Endangered species Programme).
It cannot be pointed out often enough (alright, in an unemotional mode), that we human beings are only the one species on earth. Whilst we decided to catch wild animals that are endangered and give them a chance to live on in a zoo - it is a serious task to care for healthy genes incl. "killing" an animal nobody can keep for any senseful zoo life.
Or is it the better way to donate an animal to a circus where it suffers from bad circumstances?

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Katinka wrote:
asteria - good evening!
Sorry to read about the Zoo in Danmark that makes you so speechless -
My English reserves today have :shock: gone out, but I like to hint at the European Zoo breeding programme (EEP - European Endangered species Programme).
It cannot be pointed out often enough (alright, in an unemotional mode), that we human beings are only the one species on earth. Whilst we decided to catch wild animals that are endangered and give them a chance to live on in a zoo - it is a serious task to care for healthy genes incl. "killing" an animal nobody can keep for any senseful zoo life.
Or is it the better way to donate an animal to a circus where it suffers from bad circumstances?


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Giraffes are not kept in circuses and nobody is going to place them there but they can be kept in any non-European Zoo or even safari-park(where animals have much more space than in a usual Zoo). Not saying that animals with "wrong" genes can live without breeding, alone.


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Good morning...
Yes, I admit, I was a bit spontaneous - giraffe :slap: in a circus: not my kind of thinking!

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