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CHENGDU, October 28, Chinadaily -- A new giant panda museum in Southwest China's Sichuan province entered trial operation Tuesday after over a year's construction.

Giant panda 10.28 New giant panda museum enters trial operation

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CHENGDU, June 24, China daily -- A female panda cub weighing 188.3 grams was born Tuesday in a protection base in Southwest China's Sichuan province, according to local authorities.

Giant panda Xin Xin gave birth to this cub at the Shenshuping base of China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda. It is the first giant panda born at the center this year.

Giant panda 6.24 Southwest Chinas panda base welcomes newborn cub

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CHENGDU, June 8, Xinhua -- A chubby panda cub weighing 219 grams was recently born in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, which is believed to be the heaviest panda cub born in the base.

The mother panda Aili gave birth to this female cub at around 1:06 p.m. Friday in the base in southwest China's Sichuan Province, the base said Monday.

"The panda cub is strong and healthy. She drank six grams of breast milk when she was just born, much more than the average newborns," said an expert of the base.

Giant panda 6.8 Chinas panda breeding base welcomes its heaviest newborn cub

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CALGARY, May 14, Chinadaily -- Calgary Zoo in Canada announced on Tuesday that a pair of loaned Chinese pandas would be returned ahead of schedule because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fans could bid farewell to Da Mao and Er Shun by watching a livestream on the zoo's website, it said.

The pandemic has hit the transportation sector hard in the past two months. The sharp decline in international flights has posed a challenge to the transportation of fresh bamboo, and the quality of bamboo cannot be ensured, it said.

The park said it has made great efforts to overcome the problem, but there is still the risk of a second wave of the outbreak there, and getting fresh bamboo supplies continues to be a challenge.

Zoo President and CEO Clement Lanthier said the zoo had to make a very difficult decision because the safest place for pandas is where there is an ample supply of bamboo that they can get to easily.

In March 2013, Da Mao, then a 4-year-old male from the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan province, and Er Shun, a 5-year-old female from Chongqing Zoo, left China for Canada. They were scheduled to stay for 10 years under a conservation agreement between the two countries.

Giant panda 5.14 Canadian zoo sending back pandas due to supply strain

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SHANGHAI, April 25, China Daily -- A six-month-old giant panda cub met with visitors at the Shanghai Wild Animal Park in Pudong New Area on Saturday.

giant panda 4.27 Panda cub meets the public

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