com)-- YANUA International, presenters of the Saving Pandas[TM] mobile game app and an advocate of giant panda
conservation, today announced its plans to raise $10,000 for the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy, which is dedicated to bringing endangered species back from the brink of extinction and protecting wildlife and habitats around the world.
Only 1,600 wild and 300 captive giant pandas
remain worldwide (11).
But for the male giant panda
, this could be what they need.
At the Chengdu park, there are around 80 giant pandas
All 62 giant pandas
at the centre made it through the disaster unharmed, as did all of the nearly 100 staff members.
Animal care experts from both China and Canada have been granted special flight privileges to accompany the giant pandas
onboard the aircraft to ensure the animals' safety and comfort.
Iain Valentine, director of giant pandas
and strategic innovations for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, said: "We're delighted that both Tian Tian and Yang Guang have started to scent mark and call, both clear behavioural indicators of courtship and mating behaviour.
Zoo chief executive Hugh Roberts said: "This is the moment we have been waiting for since we first discussed bringing the giant pandas
to Edinburgh almost five years ago.
once roamed over most of China and some countries to the south.
The breeding pair will be the first Giant Pandas
in the UK for 17 years Chris Ison/PA Wire AFGHANISTAN Lance Cpl.
Professor Mike Bruford has helped debunk the myth that giant pandas
are among the greediest animals on earth by showing they eat so much because they cannot properly digest their staple diet.
Ten giant pandas
will travel to Shanghai, host of the 2010 World Expo, in a chartered plane early next year for a yearlong display, according to Chinese media late Thursday.