Is This Not The Cutest Critter That You Have Seen All Day!!!!!  

timberwolf6972 44M
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8/8/2006 12:34 pm

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Is This Not The Cutest Critter That You Have Seen All Day!!!!!

I ripped this off from News and thought I'd share it with everyone. I love animals and I always have. When I first saw this little guy I just wanted to bring him home with me. I have no Idea what I would do with him after he got bigger but he would be just fine as long as he stayed small.

BEIJING (Reuters) - A giant panda in China has given birth to the heaviest cub born in captivity after the longest period in labor and elsewhere twin pandas each gave birth to twins, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Six-year-old Zhang Ka delivered the baby on Monday at the Wolong Giant Panda Research Center in the mountainous southwest, Xinhua said.

The cub weighed just 218 grams (half a pound), but was still the heaviest panda ever born in captivity, where most cubs are born at between 83 and 190 grams, Xinhua said.

"It is very rare for them to be even near 200 grams," it said in a report late on Monday.

But the size and the fact that it was Zhang Ka's first meant a "painstaking and eventful" birth for the mother, who was born in the wild.

"The whole process lasted about 34 hours and was the longest in the history of panda reproduction," Xinhua quoted Zhang Hemin, head of the Wolong center, as saying.

Both mother and baby were doing well, the agency said.

Two twin panda sisters, also aged six, gave birth to two pairs of twin male cubs -- with much less drama -- on Sunday and Monday respectively in the Chengdu Giant Panda Reproduction and Research Center near Wolong, Xinhua said.

It brought the number of panda cubs born in captivity in China so far this year to six, it said.

The giant panda is one of the world's most exotic and endangered species and is found only in China, where it is a national treasure.

An estimated 1,600 wild pandas live in nature reserves in Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi provinces.

It is extremely hard to breed giant pandas in captivity. Females only ovulate once a year, with a slim 24- to 48-hour window for breeding when artificial reproduction methods are usually adopted. Infant mortality is also high.

Pandas eat bamboo shoots and spend a lot of time sleeping. They usually wean their young at around 18 months, and healthy pandas live into their late 20s or early 30s.



MOfunNOWWOW 55F

8/8/2006 2:47 pm

You are a panda????????

hehehe...there is no pic

PPET


MOMO
just a squirrel trying to get a nut


timberwolf6972 replies on 8/11/2006 6:07 am:
Yup I'm a Panda! Wanna snuggle with me at night? {=}

Balibabe19 41F

8/8/2006 4:21 pm

Everything is cute when they are small ...except for those hairless Chihuahuas..what's up with that!!


timberwolf6972 replies on 8/11/2006 6:08 am:
Lol, yeah that is kinda strange! {=}

rm_autumngirl61 55F
741 posts
8/8/2006 5:37 pm

Awww, that sounds like adorable animal. I admire you for being such a good heart of gold, baby!


timberwolf6972 replies on 8/11/2006 6:09 am:
Ty, I've always loved animals. {=}

BadAssBlonde1 56F
4989 posts
8/8/2006 5:43 pm

I love those panda bears. Right now though, I must get my eyes checked cause I seem to have missed the picture. Is it grey?

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timberwolf6972 replies on 8/11/2006 6:10 am:
I like pandas too. Apparently the pic took a while to show up, sorry about that. {=}

collaredmuff01 51F
1956 posts
8/8/2006 7:12 pm

ahhhhhhhh, I want one. How sweet is he? What a babe!!

Muffy da Brat


timberwolf6972 replies on 8/11/2006 6:10 am:
Lol, I want one too but you know how that goes right? {=}

MoutnainGirl 37F

8/8/2006 8:21 pm

Thanks Dr. Doolittle! I love animals as well... they are good to eat.

Moutnain Girl

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timberwolf6972 replies on 8/11/2006 6:11 am:
Lol, Can I eat you instead? Pandas don't look really yummy but you do! {=}

Lemondrop15484u 54F
4816 posts
8/8/2006 8:25 pm

It's very cute, like you!!!


timberwolf6972 replies on 8/11/2006 6:11 am:
Awwww ty! {=}

want2play926 45F

8/9/2006 7:21 am

That's it? Half a pound?!

You tell that panda to pop out a 10lb 2 oz baby then come find me. We will have something to talk about then.

Cute pic...I love pandas...heck animals in general


timberwolf6972 replies on 8/11/2006 6:14 am:
Lol, my youngest daughter was almost 10 1/2 lbs. You would think that their babies would be much bigger but I guess that they aren't. I love animals too. {=}

rm_sexxikritter 52F
2715 posts
8/10/2006 1:13 pm

@ want2play926!Personally wolf, I think I am the cutest kritter I've seen all day. I always wanted a panda when I was a kid, a panda or a koala bear. One of my very own!


timberwolf6972 replies on 8/11/2006 6:16 am:
Lol, Yes you are cute! Can I be your Panda or Koala bear? {=}

MOfunNOWWOW 55F

8/11/2006 6:35 am

If ya eat more than bamboo


MOMO
just a squirrel trying to get a nut


timberwolf6972 replies on 8/12/2006 2:48 am:
Lol, you know that I do! {=}

SingleNLooking72 105F

8/11/2006 7:56 am

If I had a panda I'd hug it and kiss it and pet it and rub it and call ir George....HAHAHA! Hey wait, I do that with my men too (except the Geroge part)!

Absolutely adorable! I love animals!

{=}Mz LJ


timberwolf6972 replies on 8/12/2006 2:49 am:
Lol, sounds like fun! I love them too. {=}

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