Love the sweet smell of urethane in the morning? Tomorrow tune in to Viceland at to see if Australian ATV Jackson Pilz and the Panda posse survived the Walter White challenge in the new episode of Thrasher Magazine’s King of the Road.
Endangered no more! After more than 20 years on the endangered species list, world conservation leaders have “downlisted” giant pandas.
They are now categorized as “vulnerable” on the International Union for
the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species —
meaning that while threats to pandas’ survival remain high, indicators
show the species is in less danger of extinction than before, and
conservation efforts are working.
The world’s only surviving giant panda triplets have been shown off as they reach their landmark 100-days-old anniversary at Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, south China’s Guangdong province. Hailed as a ‘miracle’ given the animal’s famously low reproductive rate, the adorable cubs are thriving following their births at the end of July 2014.
They have been named Ku Ku, Shuai Shuai and Meng Meng.
World’s Last Brown Giant Panda Survives Harsh Winter
Remember Qi Zai, the world’s last known brown giant panda bear?
The six-year-old is the final of eight of the animals with the fur mutation to have been spotted since 1985.
But, with China have suffered its coldest winter for three decades, some had worried Qi Zai may not survive.
Qi Zai is believed to be the last brown giant panda in the world (CEN)
However, these stunning pictures show he is alive and well – and still adorable as ever.
Born in the bamboo forests of China’s north-western Shaanxi Province in 2009, Qi Zai was fostered by researchers for the past two years until he was left to put his body to the test against the chilly winter.
Qi Zai braved -30c conditions in China (CEN)
Having been living in Shaanxi’s Wild Panda Training Base in Foping National Nature Reserve, Qi Zai was fattened up before he faced temperatures of minus 30 degrees Celsius on his own.
Only eight brown giant panda bears have been spotted since 1985 (CEN)
Reports said he was fed 50 kilogrammes (110 lbs) of bamboo every day in order to ensure that he stored enough energy for the harsh winter ahead.
Researchers were then both happy and relieved to see that Qi Zai did eat enough to survive the cold months, with pictures of a still fat and furry panda showing him awaiting the arrival of springtime.
The bear has been living in Shaanxi’s Wild Panda Training Base in Foping National Nature Reserve (CEN)
Scientists are still unsure how the brown fur comes, and why brown giant pandas have only been spotted in the forests of Shaanxi’s Qinling Mountains so far.
The bear was fed bamboo to help him bulk up for the winter (CEN)
It has been suggested that environmental factors such as soil and water may be responsible for the rare mutation, as Qi Zai’s mother was a panda with the regular black and white fur.
The world’s only surviving giant panda triplets at China’s Chimelong Safari Park are reunited with their mother Ju Xiao on Tuesday, December 9. The triplets, two boys and a girl, were born on July 29, 2014. This is a joyful moment when the triplets celebrate a major milestone.
Three of China’s most famous cuddly stars are about to join Po the Kung Fu Panda on a big screen adventure.
world’s only surviving panda triplets - namely Meng Meng [“cute”], Shuai Shuai [“handsome”]
and Ku Ku [“cool”] - are set to make an appearance in the upcoming Kung Fu Panda 3
movie, announced Oriental DreamWorks yesterday.
It’s only days before the Chinese New Year arrives, and even pandas are excited about it. On Wednesday, giant panda cubs in Sichuan’s Ya’an Bifengxia Panda Base had their pictures taken at a New Year themed playground decorated just for them.
China’s Conservation and Research Center for Giant Panda, which is in charge of the base, says these panda cubs are at a crucial stage of learning survival skills. The staff give them toys to help them prepare for their development, and play with them to increase their activity.
The research center based in Sichuan Province currently has 218 captive-bred pandas, and is the largest such base in the world, according to chinanews.com. In 2015, a record 23 pandas survived among the total of 26 pandas born that year.
The world’s only surviving panda triplets have been reunited with their mother after their birth at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangdong province. It marks the first complete family reunion following the birth of the triplets on July 29…
Panda mum Ju Xiao, whose name means ‘chrysanthemum smile’ in Chinese, hasn’t had the chance to interact with all three babies since they were born, according to Dong Guixin, general manager of the park. Ju Xiao was unable to look after the cubs in recent months as she was in poor health after their birth, Dong said. Only 1,000 tourists will be allowed to see them each day. Picture: Feature China / Barcroft Media
Giant panda triplets Mengmeng, Shuaishuai and Kuku eat
bamboo at Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, capital of South China’s
Guangdong province, July 14, 2016. The world’s only surviving panda triplets,
who were born on July 29, 2014 in Guangzhou, have been weaned from milk and got
the ability for independent living.
Born at 6:21 p.m. and 6:23 p.m. on the evening of July 15, 2013, Mei Lun and Mei Huan were the first giant pandas born in the U.S. in 2013 and are the only pair of surviving giant panda twins ever born in the U.S.