Fossils found in southwestern China give a hint to the development of the panda’s sixth digit — a rudimentary, thumblike bone extension.
In 1972, China sent two pandas to the United States as a gesture of good will. In recent years, experts say the animals have taken on a new role: softening China’s authoritarian image.
After a four-year hiatus, two 15-year-old giant pandas at last found the mood and added a new draw for one of Tokyo’s biggest tourist attractions.
A new study challenges a common hypothesis about how protecting charismatic species also conserves animals that are less well known.
The star of China’s Chongqing Zoo was the world’s oldest panda in captivity. More than 150 of her descendants have lived in several countries.
Researchers in China spent a decade studying this question.
The cub had a live birth and a social media following — everything, it seemed, but a name. Until now.
The K-pop band was accused of putting the cub at risk after the group posted video of its antics at a South Korean zoo.
Mei Xiang, a 22-year-old giant panda at the Smithsonian zoo in Washington, D.C., surprised everyone last week when she appeared pregnant.
Mei Xiang, a 22-year-old giant panda, has “tissue consistent with fetal development” and could deliver in a few days, according to the zoo.
Our critic Amanda Hess explains her complicated love of watching nature reclaim civilization on the internet as humans remain in quarantine.
As humanity retreats into quarantine, the internet is overgrowing with tales of a revived natural world.