giant panda


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Recent Examples on the Web Shock Twist at Columbus Zoo as 'Male' Gorilla Gives Birth to Surprise Baby Girl Per the outlet, a zoo spokesperson also confirmed that the panda dogs were Chow Chows that the zoo purchased and dyed after the facility was denied the opportunity to house giant pandas. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 10 May 2024 Panda Diplomacy: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China confirmed that two giant pandas — Yun Chuan and Xin Bao — would be sent from the China Conservation and Research Center to the San Diego Zoo. Jim Tankersley, New York Times, 8 May 2024 As part of China’s Panda Diplomacy Program, the San Francisco Zoo was selected to receive giant pandas, according to an April 19 news release from city Mayor London Breed. Paloma Chavez, Sacramento Bee, 19 Apr. 2024 Leave a comment View Comments The scientists then conducted a wider analysis of 192 black-and-white giant pandas to verify the responsible gene as Bace2. Katie Hunt, CNN, 22 Mar. 2024 The giant panda, which is endemic to China, has been a symbol of U.S.-China friendship since Beijing sent the first pair to the National Zoo as a gift in 1972, seven years before the two countries established formal diplomatic relations. Larissa Gao, NBC News, 22 Feb. 2024 An add zoo story:Coins in the belly: Alligator undergoes surgery at Nebraska zoo History of pandas at San Diego Zoo For nearly 30 years, the zoo has had a partnership with research collaborators in China that focused on protecting and recovering giant pandas, the press release states. Julia Gomez, USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2024 The departure of the National Zoo’s bears means that the only giant pandas left in America are at the Atlanta Zoo – and that loan agreement expires late next year. Pilar Arias, Fox News, 8 Nov. 2023 Among the creatures to be featured are sloths, green sea turtles, falcons, cheetahs, meerkats, otters, giant pandas, sea dragon and numbats. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 5 Apr. 2024

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of giant panda was in 1920

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