Giant Panda

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The Role of Mate Preference in the Reproductive Success of Giant Panda

  • Bifengxia, CCRCGP, China
  • 10:01 PM - Apr 25 2016
  • 10:09 PM - Dec 25 2016
PDXWildlife, in coordination with the Oregon Zoo, the San Diego Zoo, and Portland State University have expanded their conservation projects into Asia working on the iconic conservation species the giant panda.  We will be conducting research at the China Conservation and...

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The Role of Male-Male Competition on Reproductive Performance in Ex-Situ Conservation Giant Panda Breeding Programs

  • Bifengxia, CCRCGP, China
  • 10:01 PM - Apr 25 2016
  • 10:09 PM - Dec 25 2016
Poorly motivated male giant pandas are often blamed for captive breeding failures. The wild mating system is in stark contrast to current captive breeding methods. In the wild, rival males will compete to establish dominance for an oestrous female, with...

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Environmental Contaminants in Giant Pandas

  • Bifengxia, CCRCGP, China
  • 10:01 PM - Apr 25 2016
  • 10:09 PM - Dec 25 2016
China relies heavily on coal as an energy source, which pollutes natural areas surrounding major city centers with mercury and lead. This pollution is potentially harmful to captive wildlife being housed in zoos near city centers that may be exposed to contaminants....

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Personality and Domestication in Giant Pandas

  • Bifengxia, CCRCGP, China
  • 10:01 PM - Apr 25 2016
  • 10:09 PM - Dec 25 2016
Domestication is a process through which a once wild species is adapted for human use.  While domestication in giant pandas is not intentionally being performed by breeding managers, unintentional selection may be taking place due entirely to captive environments.  A potential consequence...

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Stereotypes in Giant Pandas

  • Bifengxia, CCRCGP, China
  • 10:01 PM - Apr 25 2016
  • 10:09 PM - Dec 25 2016
Providing a species-typical environment has been shown to be of critical importance to reproduction,  however, how specific environmental factors and enhancements contribute to increasing reproductive success is less well studied.  The field of environmental enrichment aims to provide environments of greater complexity...

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Maternal Care in Giant Panda

  • Bifengxia, CCRCGP, China
  • 10:01 PM - Apr 25 2016
  • 10:09 PM - Dec 31 2018
We don't have to tell you that mothers are important, and giant pandas are no exception!  Maternal care influences everything from survivorship to proper social development.  In captivity, often giant pandas refuse to care for their young and the cubs...

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Fecal Hormone Analysis in Giant Panda

  • Bifengxia, CCRCGP, China
  • 10:01 PM - Apr 25 2016
  • 10:09 PM - Dec 25 2016
Panda feces hold a particular history that allows us to determine many physiological and physical cues to factors affecting their recent past. In particular, hormone analysis can help scientists determine which sex, regulatory, and stress hormones may be correlated with specific...

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