A Successful Mating- Zhen Zhen and Lu Lu

The first month in Ya’an went by very fast. So far the research is going well. I have learned so much form being here for just one month. At the beginning I was worried I would not remember the Panda names, worried it would be very difficult to communicate with the keepers, and was not sure how I would remember all of the Panda behaviors, but after the first week of training and a little bit of trial and error, I got into the swing of things. After a month of many Panda mattings I feel very comfortable and confidant with recording panda pre-mating and mating behaviors.
Zhen Zhen
Zhen Zhen

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Hua Mei and Hua Rong 2015 Update

 

Hua Mei with her little boy, Hua Rong, at the Hetaoping wilderness training enclosures.
Hua Mei with her little boy, Hua Rong, at the Hetaoping wilderness training enclosures.

 

First, Happy Earth Day! And second, sorry this post has been long time coming!  But since my schedule isn’t getting any lighter I thought I’d throw up the pictures of Hua Mei and Hua Rong – her little boy!  As most of you know, Hua Mei is like her mother, Bai Yun, and has raised many cubs successfully! Continue Reading

Welcome to our summer giant panda intern: Lauran Hunter

Lauran posing with her favorite animal, the giant panda,  while visiting the National Zoo, DC
Lauran posing with her favorite animal, the giant panda, while visiting the National Zoo, DC

Help me welcom Lauran to PDXWildlife as one of our summer interns at Bifengxia!

 

Lauran graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in biology with minors in chemistry and Spanish from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and started in career in health care. In September 2010 she moved from Kansas City, MO to Portland, OR where she spent 2 years teaching preschool before returning to school to work on a Master’s degree in Environmental Science. In 2013 she was accepted to the Biology and Management of Zoo Animals program at Portland Community College and will graduate in June 2015. Continue Reading

Weekly Panda Bulletin from Bifengxia: April 13th 2015

Maria has decided to start writing weekly panda bulletins from Bifengxia – I thought this was a fabulous idea.  See what’s happening below . . .

Cute mini Pandas:

These super cute babies are being transferred to a different Panda base, because the Kindergarten at Ya’an is being rebuilt. Check the video:

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