Wednesday, August 09, 2006

a new and chubby panda cub

A huge panda cub was born on Monday, two days ago in China - the heaviest cub born from the assisted reproduction program, at 218 grams (most new-born panda cubs weigh between 83 and 190 grams).

The poor mother panda, Zhang Ka, underwent a gruelling 34 hour labour, another record.

See - China Daily

Unfortunately, there are only an estimated 1590 pandas in the wild, and possibly 3000. Still too small an amount making them one of the world's most endangered species (in danger of extinction). Reproduction is not common as female pandas only ovulate once a year and only over a 24-48 hour period. Infant mortality is also high.

This is very sad and the world should do as much a possible to preserve the species.

*As always, please check out Cooper and Camilla who always have interesting things to say.


I like Wednesdays, not the day when I am home alone, but in the evening.

Emily came over tonight and she came with Hannah's human Aimee who is visiting from Perth. Woohoo! I had such a good time lying on their laps. I like Aimee, she is very lucky to be owned by such a lovely cat. I hope some of my messages stay on Aimee's clothes so Hannah can smell/read them when she returns home.

The humans had Hokkien noodles cooked with Chinese roast duck and bok choy. Just like last Wednesday. Emily is a noodle addict. If she eats too much noodles, she might turn into a noodle herself!>


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