giant panda

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The team found that the Cizhutuo panda split from living giant pandas around 183,000 years ago. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "This Ancient Panda Skull Belongs to a Previously Unknown Lineage," 20 June 2018 For all its halting attempts to develop soft power — through language institutes, cultural programs or loans of its most effective ambassador, the giant panda — China understands that few realms match soccer’s reach, influence or cachet. New York Times, "China Won’t Play in This World Cup. It Still Hopes to Profit.," 30 May 2018 Scientists in China found a fossil from a giant panda that lived 22,000 years ago. Rafi Letzter, Fox News, "The oldest DNA from giant pandas was just discovered in a cave in China," 19 June 2018 Tian Tian, a male giant panda at the National Zoo, has fathered all of her cubs. Rebecca Bratek, CBS News, "National Zoo's giant panda experiencing "pseudopregnancy," zoo says," 5 July 2018 The 2,500 giant pandas that are alive in the wild today dwell in the Shaanxi, Gansu, and Sichuan provinces of central China. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "This Ancient Panda Skull Belongs to a Previously Unknown Lineage," 20 June 2018 The female panda has not yet been named -- come up with a good name -- is the second offspring of giant pandas Liang- Liang and Xing-Xing. Greg Gutfeld, Fox News, "Gutfeld on Roseanne," 31 May 2018 Watch it live now on the National Zoo’s giant panda cam. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "A Primer on the Zoo’s Possibly Pregnant Giant Panda," 28 June 2018 It's now considered the oldest DNA from giant pandas to date, the researchers said. Rafi Letzter, Fox News, "The oldest DNA from giant pandas was just discovered in a cave in China," 19 June 2018

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