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National Zoo Vet: Panda Cub Had Abnormal Liver

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The head veterinarian at the National Zoo in Washington says the week-old panda cub who died Sunday had an abnormal liver, but the cause of its death is still unknown. Doctors say the baby’s liver was discolored and hard. The cub also had fluid in its abdomen, another unusual condition for baby pandas. Condolences from […]

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Week-old Panda Cub in Washington Zoo Dies

Posted September 23rd, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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There is sad news from the National Zoo in Washington — the giant panda cub born last week has died. Zookeepers say they heard the baby’s mother, Mei Xiang, giving a distress call Sunday morning. Veterinarians tried to restart the cub’s heart and tried other lifesaving methods, but to no avail. The zoo calls the […]

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Wild Panda, Student Are Among Chinese Flood Victims

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say a 10-year-old wild giant panda is among the victims of flooding that has claimed at least seven lives this month in China’s southwestern Sichuan province. The official Xinhua news agency quoted local forestry officials Thursday as saying the dead panda was found in a reservoir with a large amount of water in its […]

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China Readies Panda Census

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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China is preparing to launch a once-a-decade census of its giant panda population to determine how many of the endangered animals are living in the wild. The official Xinhua news agency said Monday that training has begun in a national reserve in Sichuan province where 70 trackers are conducting a pilot survey. The general census […]

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