Singapore’s first giant panda cub
has been born
A Chinese giant panda at a Singapore wildlife park has given birth to a cub — the first born in the South-East Asian country.

Pandas Kai Kai, 13, and Jia Jia, 12, entered their seventh breeding season in April this year with the aid of artificial insemination, after arriving in Singapore in 2012 on a decade-long loan from China.

Weighing about 200 grams, the cub was born on August 14th but the sex has yet to be determined, Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) told Reuters, adding mother and cub were doing well.

WRS said female giant pandas can display hormonal and behavioural signs of pregnancy even when not pregnant, but the organisation detected signs last month that a cub was on the way and Jia Jia's pregnancy was confirmed on August 10.

"Our vet picked up on ultrasound, not only a clear outline of a fetus but one with a strong heartbeat," WRS said.

The newborn will appear in public in about three months.

Giant pandas loaned to Japan and France have also given birth to cubs this year.
China has been sending its black and white ambassadors abroad in a sign of goodwill since the 1950s as part of what is known as "panda diplomacy".

Giant Panda Xiao Qi Ji Celebrated First Birthday At Smithsonian’s National Zoo
On August 21, 2021 the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute celebrated giant panda cub Xiao Qi Ji’s (SHIAU-chi-ji) first birthday with a specially tailored fruitsicle cake. Mother Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) and father Tian Tian (tYEN-tYEN) also enjoyed fruitsicle cakes in honor of their son’s birthday. The public watched the pandas enjoy their cakes live on the Zoo’s Giant Panda Cam.

When Mei Xiang and Xiao Qi Ji entered their outdoor habitat at 7:30 a.m., they approached Mei Xiang’s cake first. The base of the cake and heart topper were made of frozen diluted apple juice. It was decorated with sweet potato, apple, carrot, pear, sugar cane, banana and bamboo. Around 8:15 a.m., they walked over to Xiao Qi Ji’s cake, which was adorned with a giant number 1 on top. The base of the cake was made of frozen diluted grape juice and decorated with sweet potato, apple, carrot, pear, sugar cane, banana and bamboo.

World's oldest zoo panda turns 35
Hong Kong Ocean Park's resident panda An An has just turned 35, making him the longest living male giant panda under human care in history. In panda years, that makes An An an impressive 105 years old.

According to Ocean Park, giant pandas in the wild typically live about 20 years on average, while lifespans of those under human care can reach 30 years.
To celebrate, the theme park threw the furry birthday boy a glorious birthday feast with a Haagen-Dazs cake.

An An was seen snacking on icy treats to cool him down in the summer heat. He was presented his favorite snacks, bamboo shoots and fruits.

The Chinese characters for "An An" are 安安, which means "peace."
Born in the wild of Sichuan, China, An An was part of a pair of pandas that was gifted to the Hong Kong government by China in 1999. His mate, Jia Jia, died in 2016, at the age of 38. At the time, she was the world's oldest known living giant panda.

The rescued giant panda has been under Ocean Park's care for 22 years.

Panda in French Zoo Gives Birth to
Female Twin Cubs
Motherhood is twice is nice for Huan Huan.

According to a release from the Beauval Zoo, the giant panda gave birth to female twins in the early morning hours of August 2.

Both cubs arrived into the world "lively, pink, and plump" and weighed in at 149 and 129 grams. Huan Huan handled the birth well and picked up the cubs in her mouth to clean them shortly after the baby animals were born — a promising sign that the mom's maternal instincts are hard at work.

"We just lived a moment of rare intensity. These births are always very exceptional, but they also bring some surprises," Delphine Delord, director of the Beauval Zoo, said in a statement to the Associated Press.

Huan Huan and her mate Yuan Zi are experienced parents, according to AP. The pair welcomed Yuan Meng — the first panda born in France — in 2017. Both mom and dad are on loan to the Beauval Zoo from China for ten years.

The twins arrive after a particularly successful mating season for Huan Huan and Yuan Zi. Beauval Zoo announced in March that the panda partners mated eight times and that veterinarians artificially inseminated Huan Huan to ensure the best chances of a panda pregnancy.

Now that the twins have arrived, zoo veterinarians and panda experts from China are keeping a close eye on the babies' progress and are helping care for the cubs. The experts determined the sex of the cubs — two females — shortly after the pandas' birth and will confirm these findings once the cubs' external genitalia appears in a few months.

Neither cub has a name yet. Names will come after the pandas' first 100 days at the Beauval Zoo.

As part of ongoing conservation efforts, the panda twins will move to China once they are a few years old.
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