giant panda


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The research facility told SWNS that the panda cubs are among 15 giant panda cubs born at the base in 2022. People Staff, Peoplemag, 30 Dec. 2022 The giant panda, or panda bear, is known for its distinct black-and-white body and propensity of eating bamboo by the bunch. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 4 Dec. 2022 Xiaoming Wang and colleagues from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County studied wrist bones from an ancestor of the giant panda, genus Ailurarctos. Monica Cull, Discover Magazine, 30 June 2022 The zoo’s resident giant panda, who has given previously given birth to three surviving cubs, has been closely monitored since she was given artificial insemination in March. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 18 Aug. 2020 In July, the world’s oldest male giant panda in captivity, named An An, died in captivity in Hong Kong’s Ocean Park. Kathleen Magramo, CNN, 29 Sep. 2022 Decades of conservation efforts in the wild and study in captivity saved the giant panda from extinction, increasing its population from fewer than 1,000 at one time to more than 1,800 in the wild and captivity. CBS News, 4 Feb. 2023 This increase in numbers prompted the Chinese government to change the giant panda's conservation status from endangered to vulnerable. People Staff, Peoplemag, 30 Dec. 2022 American black bears aren’t the first bears thought to use cryptic coloration — the giant panda is believed to use its opposing colors to blend into a mix of dark and light surroundings. Sam Jones, New York Times, 16 Dec. 2022 See More

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First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of giant panda was in 1920

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“Giant panda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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