CHENGDU, June 13, Xinhua -- A female giant panda cub weighing 42.8 grams, about the weight of an average chicken egg and the world's lightest ever, was born in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, local authorities said Thursday.

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CHENGDU, May 25, Xinhua -- A rare all-white panda has been captured on cameras in the Wolong National Nature Reserve in southwest China's Sichuan Province, the reserve management authorities said on Saturday.

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SICHUAN, May 30 -- Major breakthroughs on captive giant panda were made with years of efforts by China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Panda, including the difficulty in estrus, mating, conception and nurturing cubs. The center has created the world’s biggest captive population of giant panda. Until the end of 2018, the number of the population has reached to 285, accounting for 60% of the world’s number.

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MOSCOW, April 29, Xinhua -- A pair of giant pandas from southwest China's Sichuan Province on Monday arrived in Moscow, where they will stay for a 15-year scientific program.

The pandas, Ru Yi and Ding Ding, arrived at the Zhukovsky International Airport at around 19:00 local time (1600 GMT) after a nine-hour flight accompanied by their caretaker Wang Pingfeng and veterinarian He Ming from the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP).

A variety of food including buns, bamboo sprouts, carrots and baby formula had been prepared for the pandas to keep them calm and comfortable and avoid any stress symptoms during the journey, CCRCGP staff said.

Ru Yi, a three-year-old male, and Ding Ding, a two-year-old female, will spend 15 years at the Moscow Zoo participating in a collaborative research, according to an agreement signed between the Moscow Zoo and the China Wildlife Conservation Association in February.

A large group of scientists, zoologists and keepers will participate in the program, and two employees from China will stay in the zoo for at least 120 days annually throughout the 15 years. Chinese staff, along with Russian experts, will take good care of the pandas and help them get accustomed to their new life.

The Moscow Zoo has rebuilt its existing enclosure to house the pandas in separate suites consisting of an indoor and an outdoor space equipped with swimming pools, drinking bowls and entertainment tools, the zoo's General Director Svetlana Akulova said.

Special rooms have been arranged for food preservation and preparation as well as monitoring the pandas' activities.

In addition, the zoo will make regular orders of bamboo from Sichuan and also get bamboo from places within Russia so that the pandas have multiple choices when it comes to their food.

The pandas are seen as "a symbol of friendship" between the two peoples as Russia and China celebrate the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic ties this year.

This is the second time a pair of giant pandas from Sichuan have been sent to Moscow. In 1957, the Moscow Zoo received a pair of giant pandas from Baoxing County. Enditem

CHENGDU, April 15, Xinhua -- A giant panda will leave for Austria for a four-year collaborative research project, a panda research base in southwest China's Sichuan Province said Monday.

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