Last year brought some rare good conservation news: the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the folks who determine which species are endangered and which aren’t, bumped pandas from endangered to vulnerable. That’s a sign that conservation efforts have begun to reverse the effects of the human…
By the mercy of some higher power, the giant panda—an oversized mashup between a raccoon and a sloth whose offspring can’t shit on their own—is no longer endangered. At a meeting of the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii this weekend, experts took giant pandas off the IUCN’s official Red List, citing a population…
Giant pandas turn out to be a lot more social — and flirtatious — than anyone had ever imagined, according to new research.
Pandas used to die of starvation, which was easy to resolve. But now they're being plagued by a parasite — and we don't have a vaccine.
China owns all the pandas. If you've got some pandas at your local zoo, they're probably on loan. Moving animals around for breeding is common, but for-profit rental at this scale may be unique to the bamboo-munching bears.
In 2008, Serge Orru, the head of the French section of the World Wildlife Fund, came up with the idea of displaying 1,600 pandas—the number still alive in the wild—at landmarks across the country. Six years, twenty countries and more than one hundred cities later, the pandas are preparing to visit Hong Kong in June.
If you walk around Hong Kong and find this papier-mâché panda invasion don't worry. It's just a campaign to raise awareness about the dwindling panda population caused by human activity. Every single panda represents one of the individual left in the world. They may seem like a lot, but it's actually next to nothing.
Just in case you needed more reasons to fear Toxoplasma, here's another. It infects that most adorable of charismatic critters, the giant panda.
Conservationists have long been working to prevent pandas from going extinct. And their efforts might now have a renewed focus as researchers from the Life Sciences College of Nanjing Agricultural University have discovered an antibody in panda blood that's extremely effective at killing fungus and bacteria.
Back in 2006, Chinese scientists released a panda named Xiang Xiang into the wild as part of their effort to increase population levels. Unfortunately, Xiang Xiang was killed a year later when he got into a fight with wild pandas. Hoping to avoid a similar setback, scientists have now released a second panda into the…
Pandas, as a species, seem absolutely resolute in their desire not to breed, regardless of how much panda porn we seem to show them. Just to further drive this point home comes new research — not only do females pandas have a reproductive window, but the males do too.
OK it's not really called a panda seal. But it should be! It's actually a ribbon seal, and it seems to have taken a wrong turn and paused for a nap on the dock of a Seattle-woman's riverside home.
Day one is winding down at CES, and we're already starting to see some trends emerge. Like, everyone seems to have the flu. And, wow, those are some big-ass TVs. But we've been picking up on a few themes that seem to be emerging after this first official day of CES. Here are the highlights, lowlights, and…
Known panda-hater, poll-loser, and Gizmodo senior editor Brian Barrett is out on vacation at the moment. So I'm free to post this sickeningly adorable photo of panda bears—wonderful, tenacious creatures—sleeping in a giant panda crib. Eat it, Brian.
Pandas. Zoos want them, other bears want to be them (maybe?). But are they really worth all the trouble? Let's fight about it:
We already know that animals know an earthquake is coming before humans do. But it's still endlessly interesting to see how animals react (pre-act?) before it happens. For example, apes abandoned their food and climbed to the top of the tree-like structure
It's 2011 and that means it's time for something you have no idea about so i'll tell you: PANDA CENSUS. There are around 1500 Pandas alive these days, and the Chinese want to know exactly how many there are. So what do they do? Hire Panda trackers, of course.
After researching what pandas do all day, I was struck by how panda-like we are when we use the Internet.
Insert your finger into the Tuttuki Bako (Tuttuki Box) and you probably won't feel much. Unless you look at the screen, you wouldn't know that you were clumsily stoking a tiny panda, a small, terrified man or even a woman's understandably unhappy face with an inappropriate-looking appendage. This lovely toy will…