Giant Panda Internship May 14th – Aug. 3rd, 2018

Our Spring/Summer 2018 Giant Panda Internship is now open! The application period will close on February 23rd, so be sure to apply before the deadline. All PDXWildlife internship opportunities are open to anyone who meets our qualifications and we encourage…

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Zack on returning to Gengda

Returning to Gengda for the third time has been quite the whirlwind. Between a 40+ travel time across the world which included and overnight stay in a hotel in Seattle, and an airline losing my bag, nothing seemed to be…

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Mama Bears of Bifengxia

I primarily focus on the maternal care study for the Winter Internship at Bifengxia, so I thought it’d be appropriate for me to talk about the different mothers I observe. I will focus on 3 mothers in this blog post…

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Panda Profile: Hua Mei

Name: Hua Mei Gender: Female DOB: August 21, 1999 Stud #: 487 Astrological star sign: Leo Hobbies: Eating bamboo, sitting, sleeping Hua Mei is somewhat of an international celebrity. Having been born at the San Diego Zoo, she is a panda…

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Pandas vs Grizzlies: Comparing Two Fascinating Species of Bear

After having worked with both grizzlies and pandas, I think it would be a neat idea to compare the two (Thank you Frances Aronson for the idea). For 2 bear species, they’re about as different as bears can be. The…

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Resident Casanova: Jin Ke

The star of this post is Jin Ke 津柯 (#743), or as John likes to call him, Janky. This stud muffin was born July 15th, 2009, which makes him 8 years old. Both his mother, Baixue, and father, Ping Ping,…

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2018- The Year Ahead

2017 was quite a year for PDXWildlife in terms of scientific publications, internship opportunities, and trips to China to support our continued research on giant pandas. However, as we look ahead to 2018, the travel schedule doesn’t seem to be…

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