Among female giant pandas
, the one-way ANOVA showed that the feeding rate in the cub group was significantly different from the other groups.
Iain Valentine, director of the zoo's Giant Panda
Project, said: "It is with sadness that we can confirm Tian Tian will not give birth to cubs this year.
com/are-giant-pandas-endangered-china-build-huge-preserve-vulnerable-animals-2518901) Are Giant Pandas
For over 50 years, the giant panda
has been the globe's most beloved conservation icon," said Marco Lambertini, director general of the environmental group World Wildlife Fund.
A naturally conceived giant panda
cub has been born in Vienna, the city's main zoo announced on Monday, a rare event that it said is unique in Europe to the Austrian capital.
The findings help explain how giant pandas
can survive on a low-cal, nutrient-poor diet of hard-to-digest bamboo.
Although giant pandas
belong to the order Carnivora, they are highly specialized bamboo feeders, and bamboo makes up 99% of a wild giant panda
's diet (Schaller et al.
BRITAIN'S only female giant panda
has conceived - but it could be some time before experts know if she is pregnant.
are one of the world's most endangered species.
The number of giant pandas
in captivity grew by 211, more than double the previous survey figure, according to the census released Saturday.
Participants can become members of the P-5 Club, named for the five original giant pandas
that inspired the game and currently reside at the Chengdu Research Base, to spread the word about conservation, receive Saving Pandas updates and enjoy P-5 Club exclusives.
During the human outbreak of pH1N1 in China, 3 giant pandas
at the Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda
in Ya'an City, Sichuan Province, showed clinical signs suggestive of a respiratory tract infection, including pyrexia, anorexia, malaise, conjunctivitis, and sneezing.