Scientists sequenced a short fragment of the zinc finger protein gene, the zoo said in a release. "The X and Y chromosomes both have this gene, with slightly different DNA sequences," it explained.
Panda cubs celebrated their first birthday with cakes and presents at a party in Southwest China's Sichuan Province on September 16, 2020.
Legendary giant panda Lei Lei died at the age of 31 due to epileptic seizure on Wednesday, the China Giant Panda Conservation and Research Center announced on Thursday night through Sina Weibo.
A 3-year-old panda named Fu Xing, or Lucky Star, at the Beijing Zoo has attracted public attention recently because it's losing fur on its head.
Mei Xiang's cub, who was born earlier this month, is "growing nicely," Michael Brown-Palsgrove, curator of Asia Trail and giant pandas with the Smithsonian's National Zoo here, said on Monday.
An infrared camera in a nature reserve in northwest China's Gansu Province has captured wild pandas urinating on a tree to attract spouses.
Mei Xiang and her new cub appear to be "very healthy," Laurie Thompson, assistant curator of giant pandas with the Smithsonian's National Zoo here, told Xinhua on Saturday.
Mei Xiang, a 22-year-old giant panda who came to the United States in 2000, could deliver a cub－or cubs－in the next few days, the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington has announced, after imaging revealed what appeared to be a fetus.
A birthday party was held at a zoo in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality Sunday for a celebrity "granny panda" named Xinxing, who turned 38 this year.
The giant panda cub born in the Dutch Ouwehands Zoo has been named Fan Xing, the zoo in Rhenen, central Netherlands, announced on Friday.
Taipei Zoo has launched a naming campaign for a female panda cub born at the zoo on June 28.
Two giant panda cub twins died of multiple organ failure caused by severe allergies, according to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
The COVID-19 pandemic has not impacted bamboo supplies for pandas, and the four pandas at the Berlin Zoo are all in healthy condition. Panda twins Meng Yuan and Meng Xiang are both around 22 kilograms in weight.
Twin giant panda cubs died of severe allergy in May just seven months after being born despite being saved two times, while the causes of the allergy remain unknown.
Special cakes, a cheerful party and best wishes from loyal fans across the Taiwan Strait -- the Taipei-born giant panda Yuanzai celebrated her seventh birthday Monday, a week after getting a little sister.
Yuan Zai, the female cub of giant panda Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan as goodwill gifts to Taiwan by the Chinese mainland, celebrated its seventh birthday in Taipei on Monday.
Eight giant pandas from southwest China's Sichuan Province made their debut at the garden on Wednesday.
Giant panda Yuan Yuan, one of a panda pair from the Chinese mainland, gave birth to her second cub at Taipei Zoo at 1:53 p.m. Sunday.
Female giant panda Yuanyuan gave birth to a cub at Taipei Zoo on Monday.
A female panda cub weighing 188.3 grams was born Tuesday in a protection base in Southwest China's Sichuan province, according to local authorities.
Hundreds of Tokyo residents flocked to Ueno zoo after it reopened for the first time since it closed in February due to coronavirus restrictions.
The zoo held a one-year-old birthday celebration for the four panda cubs named Shuangshuang, Chongchong and Xixi, Qingqing, which combine to symbolize "double joy and happiness" in Chinese.