Panda

If You Can't Handle Any More Bad Panda-Related News, Look Away Now

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK

The UK's only female giant panda has passed her due date and experts fear "bad news" regarding her pregnancy. Experts at Edinburgh Zoo said Tian Ti...

Hark! It's The Pitter Patter Of Tiny Panda Feet (Finally)

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

Giant panda Tian Tian is believed to be pregnant and may give birth by the end of the month. Keepers at Edinburgh Zoo have been monitoring Tian Tia...

18 Amazingly Cute Pictures Of A Baby Panda Having A Great Time

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK

Of course you’ve seen a baby panda before, but here’s another one just to let you wallow in that cuteness. Despite his age, six-month-old Long...

LOOK: Should Pandas Just Be Left To Die Off?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK

Disappointed officials at Edinburgh Zoo recently revealed the female giant panda Tian Tian, who was thought to be pregnant, apparently suffered a misc...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'We're No One's Little Brother'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 18 September 2013... 1) 'WE'RE NO ONE'S LITTLE BROTHER' It's Nick Clegg's big day: the Lib Dem lea...

Baby Panda Meets Its Mother, Looks Like It Might Get Eaten...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Zookeepers in Taiwan's zoo introduced a month-old baby panda cub to her mother. It looked like it might all go horribly wrong for a second......

WATCH: Giant Panda Gets Cake For Birthday Treat

ITN | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK

A giant panda is given a birthday cake at San Diego Zoo. Yun Zi happily tucked into the dessert made of apple, sweet potato and bamboo....

WATCH: Amazing Moment Giant Panda Gives Birth

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK

A giant panda has given birth in Taipei Zoo. The remarkable moment was captured on camera as Yuan Yuan and partner Tuan Tuan finally had a baby aft...

Beware of the Penguin

Hannah Lippitt | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Tech
Hannah Lippitt

Google felt its credibility was under attack, the backlash began; with the release of two not-so-cuddly algorithms called Panda and Penguin. Their mission: To penalise low-quality keywords, attack overused exact matched domains and reward websites with original, authentic content.

How We Artificially Inseminated Tian Tian at Edinburgh Zoo

Iain Valentine | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK
Iain Valentine

Artificial insemination was always planned for our pandas, even if natural mating occurred, because it best mimics the multiple mating strategy of pandas in the wild. Like IVF, artificial insemination is essentially an opportunity for science to give Mother Nature a helping hand.

Should We Save the Panda?

Matthew Hatchwell | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK
Matthew Hatchwell

Perhaps the poor panda's problem is that it is neither directly useful to humans like cows, sheep, potatoes and apples (whose populations have thrived alongside those of humans), nor has it ever been simply domesticated. Does another species need to be directly useful to humans in order for us to justify its survival?

The Panda: Is This Goodbye?

Simon Watt | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK
Simon Watt

Giant pandas are charismatic, fascinating creatures. From a biological perspective, I find them so very interesting. I really like them. And yet, I think it may be the time to let them drift off into extinction or, at the very least, reconsider our approach to their conservation. I do not say this lightly.

WATCH: Four Baby Pandas On A Slide, Anyone?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK Comedy

As we all know, the week beginning Monday July 2 is Panda Awareness Week - check out the photos of people in panda suits dancing in Trafalgar Sqaure b...

Picture Of The Day: Pandas Descend On Central London

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Comedy

It's world Panda Awareness Week, and what better way to celebrate that fact than to get 108 people to dress up in panda outfits and ask them to da...

Candidate Dressed As A Penguin Beats Lib Dems

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Politics

A council candidate dressed as a penguin called Professor Pongoo has received more votes than the Liberal Democrats in Edinburgh. Professor Pongoo ...

Panda Performance: Workers Don Bear Suits To Transport Cub

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK

Chinese zoo workers donned panda suits as they transported a cub and his mother to a new location at the Wolong National Nature Reserve. Panda cub...

Scottish Government's 'Panda Ad' Banned

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK

A Scottish Government advert has been banned by the advertising watchdog for suggesting that two pandas sent by China to Edinburgh Zoo were a "gift". ...

WATCH: Panda Bear Tells Friend To 'Talk To The Hand'

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK Comedy

Meet Shenbing and Yaoman, two pandas currently being looked after by Explore.Org over in China. At the beginning on this video, Yaoman is on the r...

PICTURES: 'The Burden Of Celebrity' Hits Edinburgh Panda

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK

Male panda celebrity Yang Guang has had to withdraw from a public showing at Edinburgh zoo after a bad case of colic. He will now remain indoors to 'r...

PICTURE: What's Black And White And Red All Over? A Panda Eating An Antelope!

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK

This picture of a panda eating an antelope will shock many who believed the black and white bears only ate bamboo. Caught on an infra-red camera, t...

Twitter Reaction: 'Pandagate' Row Erupts Over BBC Female Faces Of The Year

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK

A row has broken out on social networking site Twitter after the BBC named a panda called Sweetie as the “pioneering” female face of December in t...

Panda Express: Sunlight And Sweetie 'Sleep Off Jet Lag' At Edinburgh Zoo

PA | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK

Two giant pandas flown to the UK from China have spent the first night at their new home sleeping off the effects of jet lag. Tian Tian and Yang Gu...

Panda Eyes: Pang Pang The Poorly Panda Undergoes Operation At Human Hospital

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK

For a panda with a poorly eye, popping to the opticians isn't an option. But sometimes things can get so bad the bears do in fact need an operation. ...

VIDEO: Eats Shoots And Pees: Panda Gets Rude Awakening

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK

A panda blissfully taking a daytime snooze under a tree was given a rude awakening by a vindictive mate at a zoo in China. In an act of blatant pan...