Animals (part 2)

Serena

Administrator
Speaking of pandas! :D Check out the first pic.
And a few more animals in the news. :)

1) Chinese researchers take care of twin giant panda cubs at the China Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in Wolong, southwest China's Sichuan province, July 9, 2005. Giant panda Guo Guo gave birth to twin cubs July 8, 2005. Guo Guo and the twin cubs are doing well, according to the center. Picture taken on July 9, 2005.

2) A lion nuzzles a lioness in an enclosure at Mirpur Zoo in Dhaka. The Bangladeshi zoo is to introduce birth control after a series of unplanned births resulted in 36 tigers and lions living in a space meant for only 16 animals, officials said.

3) (See? ;) There's someone for everyone (or something). :D) A pair of rare dwarf Brahman cattle, Thong Khaow, left, and Thong Kham, right, are married in a traditional Thai ceremony featuring processions and a banquet for more than 2,000 human guests at a cattle market in central Sa Kaew province on Sunday, July 10, 2005. The owner of the bull, Thong Kham, offered a dowry of fresh grass, hay, maize and 100,000 baht (US$2,400, euro2,000)at the promotional event for the two rare animals.

4) (Hey, Heather! Ever run into a traffic jam like this? :D) Sheep block a country road as they search for feed along the road's edge near Boorowa, about 250 km (155 miles) southwest of Sydney, May 31, 2005. Australian drovers are heading home with tens of thousands of cattle and sheep which have been wandering country roadsides for months, foraging for feed during one of the worst droughts on record. Photo taken May 31, 2005.

5) A leopard shuns its chicken lunch (top). Police commandos shot dead a snow leopard which reportedly killed six women in northwestern Pakistan. July 11, 2005.
 

Serena

Administrator
yudansha said:
And I was just gonna post that first one. Guess you've cooled down. :D
Oh, you were not, were you? :D
Takes a few minutes to copy and paste and save, then paste, attach and submit. :D
 

Jules

Potters Clay
Lunch!!!!!

Here is a lil' furry butt enjoying a feast. :D
 

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yudansha

TheGreatOne
"great mind" thing, again"

That's just more proof. It's undeniable, really, and becoming more of a fact. :D
 

Amos Stevens

New Member
I saw that baby pandas on the news & can't believe how small they're-considering the size of the mother!

Heather would probably see that traffic jam & floor the gas :p

Hey that fuzzy head monkey reminds me of somebody hmmm?????

Jules is that a squirrels tail coming out of that pumpkin of did you shove it in :)

Thanks Serena for the photos
 

Lollipop

Banned
Good pic's Serena Thanks!!! You know how to entertain the troops!! :)
 

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Serena

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Lollipop said:
Just Chilling!!
Doesn't that look good, with this heat and humidity we've had! :D



Just came across this article that relates to the black and white picture of Mei Xiang and her baby panda I had earlier in this thread. :)


National Zoo's Panda Gives Birth
By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL, Associated Press Writer
Sat Jul 9, 2005


WASHINGTON - The National Zoo's giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub early Saturday, the zoo announced.

Peper Long, a zoo spokeswoman, said the cub, which weighs just ounces, was born at 3:41 a.m. The cub is the first for the zoo's current pair of the rare and endangered bears.

The mother and cub were doing well, "but the first few days are critical," Long said.

The zoo has said any baby would belong to China and probably would be sent there.

The zoo's previous panda pair — Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing — bred successfully four times and produced five cubs, but none lived longer than a few days. Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing arrived in 1972 as a symbol of U.S.-China detente and quickly transcended politics to become the most beloved attraction at the zoo.

Mei Xiang was artificially inseminated with semen from Tian Tian, the zoo's male panda, earlier this year after the pandas failed to mate naturally.

It was too early to determine the gender and exact weight of the cub.

Mei Xiang, 6, and Tian Tian, 7, are two of the most popular and closely watched celebrities in the capital. They are on a 10-year loan from the China Wildlife Conservation Association. In exchange, the zoo is paying $10 million to Chinese conservation projects.

There are as few as 1,600 giant pandas in the mountain forests of central China, according to the zoo. An additional 120 are in Chinese breeding facilities and zoos, and about 20 live in zoos outside China.

Pandas are threatened by loss of habitat, poaching and a low reproduction rate. Females in the wild normally have a cub once every two years to three years.

Hsing-Hsing and his female partner, Ling-Ling, were gift from the Chinese government just two months after President Nixon made his historic visit to Beijing that reopened U.S.-China contacts.

Ling-Ling died in 1992 and Hsing-Hsing in 1999.

The panda's birth was welcome news for the zoo, where about two dozen animals have died in the past few years.

The embattled director announced her resignation in February 2004 after the release of a report critical of care at the zoo. A National Academy of Sciences panel of veterinarians, zookeepers and others began investigating the zoo in 2003 after several well-publicized animal deaths. For example, two red pandas died after eating rat poison buried in their yard by exterminators trying to get rid of rodents.



(Unrelated to above article.) New digs : A female red Panda inspects its new habitat at the Chinese area of the Buenos Aires' zoo, taken Monday, July 11, 2005.
 

ORANGATUANG

Wildfire
No Heather wouldnt floor it Amos they move you just have to be patient and yes i have come across this situation alot Serena...beautiful animals i saw on my local news Serena that an Panda (black&white) has given birth to twins in China..the zoo people have taken one of the babies away as its known an mother can only raise one at an time and the other one will be raised by zoo keepers...can you please see if you can find some pics thanks..
 

pantera

New Member
Serena said:
Speaking of pandas! :D Check out the first pic.
And a few more animals in the news. :)

1) Chinese researchers take care of twin giant panda cubs at the China Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in Wolong, southwest China's Sichuan province, July 9, 2005. Giant panda Guo Guo gave birth to twin cubs July 8, 2005. Guo Guo and the twin cubs are doing well, according to the center. Picture taken on July 9, 2005.

2) A lion nuzzles a lioness in an enclosure at Mirpur Zoo in Dhaka. The Bangladeshi zoo is to introduce birth control after a series of unplanned births resulted in 36 tigers and lions living in a space meant for only 16 animals, officials said.

3) (See? ;) There's someone for everyone (or something). :D) A pair of rare dwarf Brahman cattle, Thong Khaow, left, and Thong Kham, right, are married in a traditional Thai ceremony featuring processions and a banquet for more than 2,000 human guests at a cattle market in central Sa Kaew province on Sunday, July 10, 2005. The owner of the bull, Thong Kham, offered a dowry of fresh grass, hay, maize and 100,000 baht (US$2,400, euro2,000)at the promotional event for the two rare animals.

4) (Hey, Heather! Ever run into a traffic jam like this? :D) Sheep block a country road as they search for feed along the road's edge near Boorowa, about 250 km (155 miles) southwest of Sydney, May 31, 2005. Australian drovers are heading home with tens of thousands of cattle and sheep which have been wandering country roadsides for months, foraging for feed during one of the worst droughts on record. Photo taken May 31, 2005.

5) A leopard shuns its chicken lunch (top). Police commandos shot dead a snow leopard which reportedly killed six women in northwestern Pakistan. July 11, 2005.

wowww, great pics Serena, thanx.
I didn't know that pandas were so small at birth. I hope they'll survive!!!:)
 

ORANGATUANG

Wildfire
Thanks Serena..aint those baby Pandas just lovely i hope that they both live an long life..Those sheep will move just have to go with the flow you cant hurry them...and Amos is just an big old meanie saying "floor it"....
 

Lollipop

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Lollipop

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Heather is this Xena running that animal out of your yard??? Xena comes across as a Warrior like you!!!
 

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Lollipop

Banned
My groundhog has gone, we have not seen him all week!
And that mean cat killed a beautiful baby bunny!! She is being punished for this!!
This was not insticnt it was malice! Do the crime pay the time!!
 

ORANGATUANG

Wildfire
Ohhh Xena is an protector alright Lollipop the other day an guy came to my front door and he couldnt take no for an answer and Xena could tell i was getting fired up with this wanker she came between me and the guy and her back went up and tail went all frizzy and hiss and growl she jumped on the screen door and scared the guy off he nearly fell down my front steps ..it was so funny...an cat that thinks shes an dog..thats my Xena...
 

Amos Stevens

New Member
YEAHHHHHHH for Xena! Better than any no soliciting or beware of dog sign :)

Poor groundhog...now you miss him huh Lollipop! Was it your cat that killed the bunny Lollipop?
 

Lollipop

Banned
Amos Stevens said:
YEAHHHHHHH for Xena! Better than any no soliciting or beware of dog sign :)

Poor groundhog...now you miss him huh Lollipop! Was it your cat that killed the bunny Lollipop?

Yes, she is mean!! I will not allow here to sleep in her favorite chair, I have covered it with books! She is mad! :mad: :D
 
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