Giant pandas

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An An, world’s oldest captive male giant panda, dies in Hong Kong zoo aged 35
Thousands send condolences after zoo staff euthanise panda, who was in poor health and had stopped eating

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

21, Jul, 2022 @12:15 PM

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Giant pandas no longer endangered in the wild, China announces
Authorities reclassify animal as vulnerable with a population outside captivity of 1,800

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

09, Jul, 2021 @11:41 AM

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Hong Kong's pandas mate for first time in decade in privacy of coronavirus lockdown
Captive animals had previously shown little inclination to mate, and scientists are hopeful it may result in pregnancy

Jonathan Watts

07, Apr, 2020 @2:22 PM

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Failed million-pound bid for Scottish panda ‘has been a disgrace’
Edinburgh zoo stays silent on prospect of a final bid to produce cubs before Tian Tian and Yang Guang return to China

Kevin McKenna

15, Dec, 2019 @9:45 AM

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Chinese cafe featuring dogs dyed to look like pandas facing backlash
‘I suggest dyeing cafe owner black and white,’ says one critic over stunt in Chengdu

Lillian Yang

23, Oct, 2019 @7:55 AM

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Hong and Kong? Berlin's panda cubs at centre of Chinese human rights row
Competition to name Meng Meng’s twins intensifies pressure on German government

Kate Connolly in Berlin

05, Sep, 2019 @3:34 PM

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A thrilling tale of panda sex and indyref intrigue | Kevin McKenna
Never mind The Fall and The MIssing – I have an idea for a TV drama featuring Scottish independence and kidnapped zoo animals

Kevin McKenna

27, Aug, 2017 @1:08 PM

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Born to be wild: the baby pandas destined for freedom
Most pandas born in captivity in China spend their lives there. But a few are being prepared for a move to the mountains. These pictures by Ami Vitale show the work of the keepers looking after those destined for both zoos and the wild. By Kate Carter

Kate Carter

10, Apr, 2017 @4:57 PM

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China to create 'giant' giant panda reserve to boost wild population
National park three times the size of Yellowstone in the US will link up 67 existing reserves to make mating easier

Haroon Siddique and agencies

31, Mar, 2017 @4:52 PM

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Bao Bao the giant panda leaves Washington zoo for new home in China
The three-year-old giant panda left the Smithsonian’s National Zoo Tuesday to take a 16-hour non-stop to China to join a panda breeding program there

Edward Helmore in New York

21, Feb, 2017 @4:18 PM

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Edinburgh zoo's giant panda fails to reproduce for fourth year running
Tian Tian arrived as part of breeding pair with Yang Guang in 2011 but artificial insemination has been unsuccessful

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

05, Oct, 2016 @12:16 PM

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China's panda sanctuaries at risk from illegal logging, says Greenpeace
Investigation found 1,280 hectares of natural forest illegally razed, endangering homes of more than 30% of world’s pandas

Fergus Ryan in Beijing

21, Oct, 2015 @5:30 AM

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