Mei Xiang celebrates 25th birthday at Smithsonian National Zoo

Staff and visitors celebrated a bittersweet birthday along with beloved panda Mei Xiang this week. Mei Xiang has lived at the National Zoo for over 20 years, having arrived with male panda Tian Tian in December 2000. Sadly for the residents of Washington and the rest of the USA, Mei Xiang is slated to head […]

Xin Xin Turns 33 in Mexico

In the heart of Mexico City, a true symbol of conservation and resilience celebrated a remarkable milestone.  The world’s oldest giant panda recently turned 33 years old, surpassing the average lifespan of its species and bringing joy and inspiration to people across the globe.  This incredible panda has captured the hearts of many, and its […]

New Panda Cub Born to Xin Xin in China

Prepare yourselves for some panda-monium because the China Giant Panda Conservation and Research Center has just delivered some paw-some news! On June 21, they joyfully announced the arrival of a fluffy bundle of joy in the form of a giant panda cub. The superstar mom, Xin Xin, gave birth at the Shenshuping base in Wolong […]

Xiao Qi Ji the giant panda hunched over eating some bamboo

What Age Do Pandas Leave Home?

Xiao Qi Ji, a two and a half year old panda cub living at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington D.C, has officially moved out of his mom’s house this week.  On 27 Feb Xiao Qi Ji officially took up residence in his very own enclosure, living separately from his mother, Mei Xiang, for the […]

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Japans Says Farewell to Four Beloved Pandas

Four giant pandas, three of them young adults born in Japan, are set to return to China this week. The giant pandas were always destined to return to China after their parents were loaned to Japan as part of China’s international breeding and diplomacy efforts. Much to the delight of fans in Japan, the pandas’ […]

Panda Farewell Tickets Sell Out in 90 Minutes

Tickets for a range of special events at Edinburgh Zoo have sold out in less than 90 minutes. The events are the UK public’s last chance to spend time with pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang before they return to China late in 2023. Tickets went on sale at 10.15am on Monday and had completely […]

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Dutch Born Panda, Fan Xing, is Not a Boy

Born in 2020, the Netherlands’ first male panda cub Fan Xing celebrated his 2nd birthday last year in style. But after a recent medical exam, the Ouwehands Dierenpark Zoo has admitted they might not know the cub as well as they thought… It turns out little Fan Xing is actually a girl. During a recent […]

How Many New Panda Cubs Were Born in 2022?

It’s not the easiest question to answer, but we’ll give it a go. There’s really two questions here; how many giant pandas were born in captivity and how many were born in the wild? How many cubs born in the wild? We’ll start with wild pandas, because it’s harder to figure out and there’s less […]

Tickets on Sale for Pandas’ UK Farewell

You’ve already heard the news no doubt, Tian Tian and Yang Guang will be leaving their home at Edinburgh Zoo later this year. The pair have been the UK’s only giant pandas for over a decade now, since they arrived on the island in 2010. Originally scheduled to return in 2021, the Chinese government extended […]

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Yang Guang and Tian Tian to leave Scotland in 2023

The two pandas have called Edinburgh Zoo home since December 2011, when they were loaned to the Scottish zoo by China for a ten year period. The ten year loan was extended in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic, meaning scots have been able to enjoy panda pride for a little bit longer. But all […]

A 70 Million Dollar Giant Panda Visitor Attraction is Coming in 2021

A new resort will be built alongside the world’s largest Giant Panda research and breeding facility in Chengdu, China. The Giant Panda Breeding Research Base already receives nearly 10 million visitors a year, but China is hoping to attract many more visitors with new hotels and attractions as well as expanded habitats for a variety […]

The Best Panda Charities and Conservation Groups

The heart warming news declared in September 2016 that pandas were no longer considered endangered is testament to the amazing work that panda conservation charities have done over the past few decades. The official classification given by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (an environmental organization which keeps track of the conservation status of […]