Category Archives: Everything you need to know about pandas

Look into my eyes!

Do you know how to tell the difference between Huan Huan and Yuan Zi? By their eye markings of course! The black eye markings around their eyes are a slightly different shape; Yuan Zi, our male panda, has kidney bean … Continue reading

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Giant Panda Zoo Awards 2012

The website giantpandazoo.com is hosting the ‘Giant Panda Zoo Awards 2012’! You can vote for your favourite panda, favourite panda cub, the best enclosure and the panda personality of the year! What a great way to raise awareness about giant … Continue reading

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The leaves or the stem, that is the question?

Giant pandas eat many different species of bamboo. They not only have preferences for certain species but also for certain parts of the plant. Generally they prefer the more nutritious parts, and will strip off the fibrous outer sheaths of … Continue reading

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Pambassadors 2012 has begun!

For all lovers of giant pandas, ‘Pambassadors 2012’ starts today! The panda base in Chengdu runs this annual competition to select 3 pandas fanatics from around the world, who are passionate about the conservation of this endangered species. The finalists … Continue reading

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Their first summer at Beauval

Six months have passed since the giant pandas, Huan Huan and Yuan Zi, arrived at Beauval. The pandas have watched the months go by, and winter change to summer from their new homes in Beauval’s Chinese zone. Now that the … Continue reading

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Profession : panda keeper

Working alongside Chinese experts from the Panda Base in Chengdu, Delphine and her team work tirelessly to ensure the wellbeing of the giant pandas. Here is a behind the scenes video showing what being a panda keeper entails… the key … Continue reading

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Games and bamboo

Nearly three months have passed since the arrival of Huan Huan and Yuan Zi at Beauval. Now that we know them a little better, here is a video showing what they get up to on an average day. Their main … Continue reading

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Black and white

The bold, contrasting colours of the giant panda’s fur have long been admired the world over and signify various things for different people such as tolerance, respect, and the importance of balance between different aspects in life.  A popular Chinese … Continue reading

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Bamboo for life

Despite being included amongst the Carnivora, the Giant Panda is primarily herbivorous and their diet is composed almost exclusively of bamboo. Giant pandas eat up to 20 kg of bamboo a day, eating for up to 14 hours a day! In order … Continue reading

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Chengdu : babies on board!

We have already presented the Chengdu panda base, in China, where our future Beauval pandas were born. We now meet Zhang Hao, a keeper at the nursery in Chengdu who is soon to accompany Huan Huan and Yuan Zi to … Continue reading

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