US National Zoo's surviving newborn panda is male

The National Zoo's panda parents, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, have another son.

Mei Xiang the panda gives birth at Washington zoo

A rare giant panda called Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington on Saturday, officials said.

Tibetan town captures photos of ''panda deity''

 A wild panda has been captured in photos for the first time in a Tibetan town, known for panda worship and panda dance, in China`s Sichuan province.

China kicks off birthday celebrations for oldest panda
China kicks off birthday celebrations for oldest panda

China on Friday kicked off birthday celebrations for the country's oldest panda who will turn 35 years old in November, the age-equivalent of a 100-year-old human.

Frozen semen earmarked for Washington giant panda

 The National Zoo in Washington is hoping to get its giant panda Mei Xiang pregnant this spring after taking delivery of frozen panda semen from China for the first time.

Experts raise doubts over China's panda survey
Experts raise doubts over China's panda survey

The number of giant pandas living in the wild may have risen by a sixth over the past decade but experts have questioned the numbers unveiled in a latest survey by China's state forestry administration, suggesting it is unclear if the results can be compared to previous national counts.

Fourth giant panda dies from life threatening virus in China
Fourth giant panda dies from life threatening virus in China

A fourth giant panda has died from a life threatening virus in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, becoming the latest casualty in the past two months at a same rescue centre.

Washington panda cub Bao Bao gets first taste of snow play

 Bao Bao, a panda born just over a year ago at Washington`s National Zoo to the capital city`s great delight, played in the snow for the first time on Tuesday.

Pandas may fake pregnancies to lead better lives
Pandas may fake pregnancies to lead better lives

A Chinese expert has claimed that pandas fake pregnancies to have a better lifestyle.

World`s `first` panda triplets born in China zoo

A zoo in China on Tuesday announced the birth of extremely rare panda triplets considered to be the world`s first known surviving trio.

Flight MH370 chills China-Malaysia `panda diplomacy`

China has postponed plans to send a pair of pandas to Malaysia next week, a minister said on Thursday, as bilateral relations remain uneasy over the disappearance of flight MH370.

First Taiwan-born panda cub Yuan Zai makes public debut

The first giant panda cub born in Taiwan made her much-anticipated public debut today, drawing thousands of exciting fans in the first few hours.

US zoo reveals possible names for panda cubs

A US zoo on Friday revealed five sets of possible names for the twin giant panda cubs born there in July, and it is giving the public a chance to have a say by voting online.

Female panda undergoes artificial insemination

The Edinburgh Zoo`s female giant panda, Tian Tian, underwent artificial insemination over the weekend after she and the facility`s male panda, Yang Guang, failed to mate, a zoo spokeswoman said.

China pandas `panicked` as forest home jolted in quake

Pandas living in a reserve near the epicentre of China`s weekend quake clambered up trees in panic as their forest home was jolted, but none were injured, officials said Monday.

`Ancient Chinese used to eat Pandas`

Giant pandas, regarded as "national treasures" in modern China, were once delicious food for ancient people living in the country`s southwest, a Chinese scientist has claimed.

Zoologists track wild pandas in NW China

More than 50 Chinese zoologists are tracking giant pandas in a wild habitat of Gansu Province, hoping to collect DNA samples from the endangered bears.

Mumbai heart hospital ranked safest in world

Mumbai`s renowned Asian Heart Institute (AHI) has been ranked by an international organisation the "safest cardiac hospital in the world" with the lowest mortality rate, a hospital official said Friday.

Mumbai heart hospital ranked safest in world

Mumbai`s renowned Asian Heart Institute (AHI) has been ranked by an international organisation the "safest cardiac hospital in the world" with the lowest mortality rate, a hospital official said Friday.

`Over 40 wild pandas live in Shaanxi province`

Over 40 wild pandas, considered an endangered species and a "national treasure" of China, are believed to be living near a northwestern Chinese city.