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Cheng du Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (Official Site)
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panda : a large black-and-white mammal (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) of chiefly central China that feeds primarily on bamboo shoots and is now usually classified with the bears (family Ursidae) See also Red Panda — Webster
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on June 3, 2020 at 11:35 am
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Evolutionary flaws disprove the theory of...
on May 26, 2020 at 2:12 pm
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on May 26, 2020 at 1:28 pm
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on May 20, 2020 at 4:36 pm
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on May 6, 2020 at 1:40 pm
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New protected area raises hopes for critically...
on April 8, 2020 at 2:30 pm
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Ecosystem services are not constrained by borders
on March 30, 2020 at 4:59 pm
What do chocolate, migratory birds, flood control and pandas have in common? Many countries benefit from ecosystem services provided outside their nations. This can happen through economic relationships, biological and geographical conditions, but we hardly know how and where these ecosystem service flows occur. Scientists at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the German Centre for integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) show in a recent study, published in the journal […]
Eco-bike aims to cut pollution in Kathmandu
on March 24, 2020 at 12:50 pm
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What Jenga can teach us about wildlife...
on March 20, 2020 at 3:20 pm
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Red pandas may be two different species - this...
on February 28, 2020 at 1:40 pm
Red pandas are not bears but they do mainly eat bamboo, like their much larger namesake the black and white giant panda. Officially classified as endangered, red pandas live across a stretch of the Himalayas and are in fact part of the same family as weasels and raccoons. Now, advances in fancy gene sequencing have allowed scientists to analyse their full genetic make up for the first time—with big implications for conservation.