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February 6, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
His handlers gave it their all--blood transfusions, emergency oxygen and a new mate--but one of China's most popular giant pandas has died, the official New China News Agency reported. Zhai Zhai, whose age of 28 was equivalent to more than 70 human years, fell ill last week at the zoo in the northeast port of Tianji. Zookeepers thought Zhai Zhai had become lonely after his mate died in 1992, so last month they introduced him to a 16-year-old female panda.
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February 12, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hua Mei, a 4-year-old giant panda, has left the San Diego Zoo for the Wolong Nature Reserve in China, officials announced Wednesday. The panda was slated to depart for China two years ago, but the trip was delayed by bad weather and then the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. Although she was born at the San Diego Zoo, the female panda belongs to the Chinese government through an arrangement under which China agreed to lend two adult pandas to the zoo for research.
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NEWS
August 28, 2001 | CHING-CHING NI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the outside, there appears to be a panda baby boom going on in China. Three mothers each have given birth to twins. If 10 other females come through, this could be one of the best recent years for the endangered species. But the mood is hardly euphoric at one breeding ground, the Wolong Giant Panda Protection Research Center in Sichuan province. "This is definitely not a harvest for us," Zhang Guiquan, deputy director of the center, said by telephone.
OPINION
December 31, 2002
I have seldom been more depressed than I am after reading "Burden of Beasts in China" (Dec. 27). Certainly there is enough cruelty in the world to keep us all in tears, but to harm captive animals that cannot fight back should be a huge stain on all our consciences. If we do nothing to stop it, we all richly deserve to be tortured to death. From now on, I will actively campaign to stop travelers from visiting China until this situation is corrected and I will refuse to purchase any item with so much as a part that was manufactured in China.
NEWS
July 24, 1999 | Associated Press
Dudu, the world's oldest giant panda in captivity, has died in a zoo in central China's Hubei province, the state-run New China News Agency said Friday. Hot summer weather might have contributed to the 37-year-old panda's death Thursday in Wuhan, the agency said. She also suffered from epilepsy and had been monitored 24 hours a day by a team with emergency medical equipment, it said. The average life span of a wild giant panda is about 15 years, and pandas in captivity live for 25 years.
NEWS
July 14, 2000 | CHING-CHING NI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He sits like a Buddha and goes through bamboo leaves like a lawn mower. He is giant panda Chuan Chuan, and he has no clue that his keepers at the Shanghai Zoo are sweating bullets over the rising cost of his favorite chow. "At this rate, there will definitely not be enough food by next year," said Chen Guoliang, the giant panda's caretaker. "We are paying the higher price now, but there's no way we can sustain it."
NEWS
August 13, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Thirteen pandas in China's southwestern province of Sichuan are likely to give birth in the next few months, the official New China News Agency reported. "According to our experience, 50% of them could be twins, and so there may be 13 to 20 new members in the panda family soon," Zhang Anju, director of the Giant Panda Breeding Technology Committee of China, told the agency. Pandas, found only in China, are an endangered species, with only about 1,000 left in the wild.
OPINION
December 31, 2002
I have seldom been more depressed than I am after reading "Burden of Beasts in China" (Dec. 27). Certainly there is enough cruelty in the world to keep us all in tears, but to harm captive animals that cannot fight back should be a huge stain on all our consciences. If we do nothing to stop it, we all richly deserve to be tortured to death. From now on, I will actively campaign to stop travelers from visiting China until this situation is corrected and I will refuse to purchase any item with so much as a part that was manufactured in China.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1987 | NANCY RAY, Times Staff Writer
San Diego Zoological Society officers will soon head to China in quest of a pair of giant pandas, after being invited by the Chinese government to negotiate a loan of the rare mammals. Zoological Society President Betty Jo Williams said Wednesday that a letter from Dr. Edgar Liong, a consultant to the China Wildlife Conservation Assn., indicates that the Republic of China would be receptive to a proposal from the San Diego Zoo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hua Mei, a 4-year-old giant panda, has left the San Diego Zoo for the Wolong Nature Reserve in China, officials announced Wednesday. The panda was slated to depart for China two years ago, but the trip was delayed by bad weather and then the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. Although she was born at the San Diego Zoo, the female panda belongs to the Chinese government through an arrangement under which China agreed to lend two adult pandas to the zoo for research.
NEWS
August 28, 2001 | CHING-CHING NI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the outside, there appears to be a panda baby boom going on in China. Three mothers each have given birth to twins. If 10 other females come through, this could be one of the best recent years for the endangered species. But the mood is hardly euphoric at one breeding ground, the Wolong Giant Panda Protection Research Center in Sichuan province. "This is definitely not a harvest for us," Zhang Guiquan, deputy director of the center, said by telephone.
NEWS
August 13, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Thirteen pandas in China's southwestern province of Sichuan are likely to give birth in the next few months, the official New China News Agency reported. "According to our experience, 50% of them could be twins, and so there may be 13 to 20 new members in the panda family soon," Zhang Anju, director of the Giant Panda Breeding Technology Committee of China, told the agency. Pandas, found only in China, are an endangered species, with only about 1,000 left in the wild.
NEWS
July 14, 2000 | CHING-CHING NI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He sits like a Buddha and goes through bamboo leaves like a lawn mower. He is giant panda Chuan Chuan, and he has no clue that his keepers at the Shanghai Zoo are sweating bullets over the rising cost of his favorite chow. "At this rate, there will definitely not be enough food by next year," said Chen Guoliang, the giant panda's caretaker. "We are paying the higher price now, but there's no way we can sustain it."
NEWS
July 24, 1999 | Associated Press
Dudu, the world's oldest giant panda in captivity, has died in a zoo in central China's Hubei province, the state-run New China News Agency said Friday. Hot summer weather might have contributed to the 37-year-old panda's death Thursday in Wuhan, the agency said. She also suffered from epilepsy and had been monitored 24 hours a day by a team with emergency medical equipment, it said. The average life span of a wild giant panda is about 15 years, and pandas in captivity live for 25 years.
NEWS
February 6, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
His handlers gave it their all--blood transfusions, emergency oxygen and a new mate--but one of China's most popular giant pandas has died, the official New China News Agency reported. Zhai Zhai, whose age of 28 was equivalent to more than 70 human years, fell ill last week at the zoo in the northeast port of Tianji. Zookeepers thought Zhai Zhai had become lonely after his mate died in 1992, so last month they introduced him to a 16-year-old female panda.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1987 | NANCY RAY, Times Staff Writer
San Diego Zoological Society officers will soon head to China in quest of a pair of giant pandas, after being invited by the Chinese government to negotiate a loan of the rare mammals. Zoological Society President Betty Jo Williams said Wednesday that a letter from Dr. Edgar Liong, a consultant to the China Wildlife Conservation Assn., indicates that the Republic of China would be receptive to a proposal from the San Diego Zoo.
SPORTS
February 10, 1998 | MIKE KUPPER
Would it be a Winter Olympics without exotic wildlife? No, not the athletes at the Olympic village disco, real wildlife. In Albertville, France, wild boars startled many a sleepy driver late at night on the dark and snowy mountain roads. In Lillehammer, Norway, moose--the Norwegians called them elk but they really were moose--were numerous enough to pose a threat to rail traffic, and highways were posted with moose-crossing signs. Here?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2009 | Carla Hall
The long-awaited golden monkeys from China have some bad news: They're not coming to the Los Angeles Zoo. The arrival of the exotic blue-faced simians was part of a deal struck during a 2002 trade trip to China by former Mayor James K. Hahn. He wanted pandas but was offered the loan of three golden monkeys instead. The deal, however, became mired in the intricacies of global panda politics, something mostly beyond the zoo's control.
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