'It is my hope that our friendship with China will not be limited to only giant panda
conservation efforts but also diplomatically and economically,' he said after announcing the name at the National Zoo's Giant Panda
Conservation Centre here today.
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According to the Council of Agriculture (COA) under the Executive Yuan, the import of pandas
requires authorization issued by Beijing in accordance with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), a treaty concerning endangered plants and animals.
In a similar incident at a zoo in China in 2016, a man was wrestled down by a giant panda
after he broke into its enclosure and poked the animal on its head while it was asleep.
According to the researchers, pandas
' dietary habits have evolved in two phases.
Of 11 pandas
thus far released permanently by the two centres, three have died and a fourth, Qian Qian (pronounced Chen Chen), got sick and would have perished had she not been rescued, her story the focus of a recent IMAX movie, Pandas
'We have made great efforts and accumulated a wealth of experience in the conservation and protection of giant pandas
as well as related cultural exchanges and cooperation.
"Although the red panda
is classified as a carnivore, it has adapted to an almost completely herbivorous diet.
In the 1970s, due a sudden decline in panda
population, the International Union of Conservation (IUC) placed the animals on the endangered species list.
Despite the name, red pandas
aren't closely related to black-and-white panda
was seen with a bleeding forehead shortly after appearing on another camera with its forehead intact, probably as a result of fighting with other pandas