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The Panda Thread!
« on: November 05, 2020, 09:58:02 AM »
A few places either have young pandas, panda-cam's, or newborns at the moment.

Share away!

1) The Korean baby panda (3 1/2 months old on Nov. 4) is featured here:

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah8ByQ2aUFc&feature=emb_err_woyt


2) The Washington DC/Smithsonian National Zoo has updates and a panda-cam here:

   

3) Recent clips from their cameras include:

  a) A general update: the baby (never named, according to Chinese custom, for 100 days, so referred to until then as "cubbie") is working on leg strength, needed to get traction for walking on all fours:

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBv0FlE9c14

At 2:41, his mother, Mei-mei picks him up like a cat and takes him to their stone-walled enclosure to nurse, lick, and cuddle him.

At 7:12 she climbs out of the smaller area, called the "play pen" and leaves him there to rest while she gets bamboo shoots to eat.

At 14:14, Mei-mei eats a pressed carrot-apple-etc. fruit-like treat (orange from the carrots, to resemble a Hallowe'en pumpkin)

At 17"43. the camera in Tien-Tien (the father)'s pen shows him climbing a tree and "anointing" it (marking it) as his own.

A shorter clip, here:

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBv0FlE9c14

shows Mei-mei leaving her own food to attend to her vocalizing cub.

The way she handles him and is so attuned to him is healing, somehow, if one projects oneself into the cub's place.

4) Chinese National Zoo clips are here, on their raising and natural accomodation program:

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_cpPMjE0vU

and here, when the first baby panda triplets were born:

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvxwfTRrvjI
   
   (NB: to interested forumites, there's a Capybara sighting at .07!)

Others?

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Re: The Panda Thread!
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2020, 10:23:26 AM »
Missed the edit window: the National Zoo panda-cam page site is here:

   https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/news/top-10-giant-panda-cub-cam-moments

There's also the Zoo Atlanta blog on their five pandas, the newest born in 2017, here:

   https://zooatlanta.org/11558-2/

And the San Diego Zoo:

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp9RTY1H7xs

(a few years ago)

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« Last Edit: November 05, 2020, 11:05:51 AM by mamselle »
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Re: The Panda Thread!
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2020, 08:27:49 AM »
Atlanta update:

Pandas playing with squeegees on the other side of a window...

   https://zooatlanta.org/panda-updates-monday-november-9/
 
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Re: The Panda Thread!
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2020, 02:10:50 PM »
May red pandas play in this thread, in addition to the giant pandas?

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Re: The Panda Thread!
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2020, 02:22:43 PM »
Absolutely!

Brimg 'em on!


ETA: I went back to see if they've posted the "squeegee dance" yet, but they're just sleeping right now.

   https://zooatlanta.org/panda-cam/

They sleep in the weirdest positions...I'd fall out of the tree like that!

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Re: The Panda Thread!
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2020, 03:51:21 AM »
Love it!!!!

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Re: The Panda Thread!
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2020, 07:26:45 AM »
May red pandas play in this thread, in addition to the giant pandas?

Red pandas have long lived in the shadow of giant pandas.
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Re: The Panda Thread!
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2020, 07:48:04 AM »
Who currently has red pandas?

Has anyone visited/seen them?

Open to comments!

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Re: The Panda Thread!
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2020, 01:14:22 PM »
Who currently has red pandas?
There have been red panda cubs born at the Toronto Zoo, the Erie Zoo, the Oregon Zoo, and the Cincinnati Zoo in the past year.

Here's one named Pabu in Oregon practicing his pounce.

Here's one in Toronto having some trouble getting out of bed.
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Re: The Panda Thread!
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2020, 02:26:00 PM »
Ewoks!

;--}

And the little button eyes on the one in Toronto...awwww...

If Baby Yoda is going to go to the bad side, I might have to take pandas of all colors more seriously...

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Re: The Panda Thread!
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2020, 04:42:07 AM »
Saw that a K Pop group cuddled/fondled/manhandled a baby panda, and is getting grief for doing so....which they should.

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Re: The Panda Thread!
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2020, 05:05:42 AM »
Yes, I wondered if that was a serious issue, or if in fact it was politicized by the Chinese-S. Korean edginess that continues in all sorts of things.

There have occasionally been China-based campaigns to "shame" U.S. and other zoos for what are really acceptable, innocent practices (a feeding non-issue arose, recently, I believe, and there were others) on the grounds that all giant pandas are considered to be, finally, Chinese "property," on loan to the zoos in other places.

I definitely agree with the practice of returning grown cubs of--i think it's 4 or 5 years of age--to China to be repatriated in their natural habitats as good conservation practice, and I've read a couple of articles/seen videos on that in the Chinese National Zoo.

But sometimes it seems as if some Twitter users are too ready to call "foul" unnecessarily, just to stir things up, and I'm not sure that serves any good purpose, either.

In any case, the new National Zoo/US cub comes up it to its100-day mark Nov.21, which means they're probably preparing to name it soon (a Chinese custom adopted by zoos globally).

I'm curious what they'll name it.

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Re: The Panda Thread!
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2020, 09:37:38 AM »
and here, when the first baby panda triplets were born:

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvxwfTRrvjI
   
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Others?

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Re: The Panda Thread!
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2020, 02:27:35 PM »
Yes, he's a cute little critter, isn't he?

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Re: The Panda Thread!
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2020, 04:54:48 PM »
Double post, sorry...a few days later...

The most recent update is that the National Zoo cub is teething and still gaining weight.

   https://wjla.com/news/local/panda-alert-national-zoos-giant-panda-cub-is-teething-and-exploring-more-on-his-own
 
Apparently he can get three legs under him but hasn't yet gotten up on all fours...

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