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Canada-Giant Panda Cubs Visitors
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Date: 16/10/2015 10:58 AM
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Two giant panda cubs born on early Tuesday have drawn more visitors to the Toronto Zoo as the two mark the first-ever pandas born in Canada.

The two cubs, given birth by mother giant panda Er Shunm, one of the two pandas on loan to the zoo from China, in the wee hours on Tuesday, weighing 187.7 and 115 grams respectively at birth.

The zoo hailed the birth as a historic moment.

The giant panda cubs have been under constant observation by giant panda experts from Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China, as the days following their birth are critical to their survival.

Therefore, for the next several months the cubs will remain in the maternity area of the giant panda house, which is not open to the public.

Despite the fact, visitors' enthusiasm for the giant pandas have not been dampened.

"So we are here to see the giant pandas. When the baby pandas are ready to be viewed, we'll come back," said a visitor who brought his daughter to the zoo.

"I'd expect them to be like one of each, may be - a boy and a girl," said the daughter.

"I was really excited to come today. We would just like to be able to see them whenever we can because they are so cute," said a teacher.

And one of the boy student just could not wait to see the cubs, saying "As soon as possible."

The news of the two cubs' birth has come into the spotlight of international media.

"Tons of media that came out. And it's national, it's international actually, it's just huge! We have BBC picking it up, media in Japan, all over the world. Giant pandas are the symbol, basically globally, for endangered species and the fact that we can contribute to this conservation breeding program, I think everyone in the whole world is just watching and fingers crossed and congratulating us,"said Maria Franke, curator of mammals at Toronto Zoo.

Franke said the zoo will host a series of celebrations on the 100th day after the giant panda cubs' birth. Visitors are likely to be able to see the cubs by then, she said.

"Sure there's going to be lots of ceremonies. It's going to be very exciting and we are all just going to share in the happy moment and the success," said Franke.

And the Canadian side will discuss, with China, the naming of the cubs after the 100th day.

The mother giant panda Er Shun came to Toronto from China with another male giant panda Da Mao in March 2013.

According to the agreement signed by China and Canada, the giant pandas will stay in Canada for 10 years as part of a long-term conservation breeding program.

The agreement says both giant pandas, Er Shun and Da Mao, will be at the Toronto Zoo until 2018, when they will move to the Calgary Zoo for five years. But the birth of the two cubs might lead to change of the plan.

Two giant panda cubs born on early Tuesday have drawn more visitors to the Toronto Zoo as the two mark the first-ever pandas born in Canada.

The two cubs, given birth by mother giant panda Er Shunm, one of the two pandas on loan to the zoo from China, in the wee hours on Tuesday, weighing 187.7 and 115 grams respectively at birth.

The zoo hailed the birth as a historic moment.

The giant panda cubs have been under constant observation by giant panda experts from Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China, as the days following their birth are critical to their survival.

Therefore, for the next several months the cubs will remain in the maternity area of the giant panda house, which is not open to the public.

Despite the fact, visitors' enthusiasm for the giant pandas have not been dampened.

"So we are here to see the giant pandas. When the baby pandas are ready to be viewed, we'll come back," said a visitor who brought his daughter to the zoo.

"I'd expect them to be like one of each, may be - a boy and a girl," said the daughter.

"I was really excited to come today. We would just like to be able to see them whenever we can because they are so cute," said a teacher.

And one of the boy student just could not wait to see the cubs, saying "As soon as possible."

The news of the two cubs' birth has come into the spotlight of international media.

"Tons of media that came out. And it's national, it's international actually, it's just huge! We have BBC picking it up, media in Japan, all over the world. Giant pandas are the symbol, basically globally, for endangered species and the fact that we can contribute to this conservation breeding program, I think everyone in the whole world is just watching and fingers crossed and congratulating us,"said Maria Franke, curator of mammals at Toronto Zoo.

Franke said the zoo will host a series of celebrations on the 100th day after the giant panda cubs' birth. Visitors are likely to be able to see the cubs by then, she said.

"Sure there's going to be lots of ceremonies. It's going to be very exciting and we are all just going to share in the happy moment and the success," said Franke.

And the Canadian side will discuss, with China, the naming of the cubs after the 100th day.

The mother giant panda Er Shun came to Toronto from China with another male giant panda Da Mao in March 2013.

According to the agreement signed by China and Canada, the giant pandas will stay in Canada for 10 years as part of a long-term conservation breeding program.

The agreement says both giant pandas, Er Shun and Da Mao, will be at the Toronto Zoo until 2018, when they will move to the Calgary Zoo for five years. But the birth of the two cubs might lead to change of the plan.

Two giant panda cubs born on early Tuesday have drawn more visitors to the Toronto Zoo as the two mark the first-ever pandas born in Canada.

The two cubs, given birth by mother giant panda Er Shunm, one of the two pandas on loan to the zoo from China, in the wee hours on Tuesday, weighing 187.7 and 115 grams respectively at birth.

The zoo hailed the birth as a historic moment.

The giant panda cubs have been under constant observation by giant panda experts from Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China, as the days following their birth are critical to their survival.

Therefore, for the next several months the cubs will remain in the maternity area of the giant panda house, which is not open to the public.

Despite the fact, visitors' enthusiasm for the giant pandas have not been dampened.

"So we are here to see the giant pandas. When the baby pandas are ready to be viewed, we'll come back," said a visitor who brought his daughter to the zoo.

"I'd expect them to be like one of each, may be - a boy and a girl," said the daughter.

"I was really excited to come today. We would just like to be able to see them whenever we can because they are so cute," said a teacher.

And one of the boy student just could not wait to see the cubs, saying "As soon as possible."

The news of the two cubs' birth has come into the spotlight of international media.

"Tons of media that came out. And it's national, it's international actually, it's just huge! We have BBC picking it up, media in Japan, all over the world. Giant pandas are the symbol, basically globally, for endangered species and the fact that we can contribute to this conservation breeding program, I think everyone in the whole world is just watching and fingers crossed and congratulating us,"said Maria Franke, curator of mammals at Toronto Zoo.

Franke said the zoo will host a series of celebrations on the 100th day after the giant panda cubs' birth. Visitors are likely to be able to see the cubs by then, she said.

"Sure there's going to be lots of ceremonies. It's going to be very exciting and we are all just going to share in the happy moment and the success," said Franke.

And the Canadian side will discuss, with China, the naming of the cubs after the 100th day.

The mother giant panda Er Shun came to Toronto from China with another male giant panda Da Mao in March 2013.

According to the agreement signed by China and Canada, the giant pandas will stay in Canada for 10 years as part of a long-term conservation breeding program.

The agreement says both giant pandas, Er Shun and Da Mao, will be at the Toronto Zoo until 2018, when they will move to the Calgary Zoo for five years. But the birth of the two cubs might lead to change of the plan.

Two giant panda cubs born on early Tuesday have drawn more visitors to the Toronto Zoo as the two mark the first-ever pandas born in Canada.

The two cubs, given birth by mother giant panda Er Shunm, one of the two pandas on loan to the zoo from China, in the wee hours on Tuesday, weighing 187.7 and 115 grams respectively at birth.

The zoo hailed the birth as a historic moment.

The giant panda cubs have been under constant observation by giant panda experts from Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China, as the days following their birth are critical to their survival.

Therefore, for the next several months the cubs will remain in the maternity area of the giant panda house, which is not open to the public.

Despite the fact, visitors' enthusiasm for the giant pandas have not been dampened.

"So we are here to see the giant pandas. When the baby pandas are ready to be viewed, we'll come back," said a visitor who brought his daughter to the zoo.

"I'd expect them to be like one of each, may be - a boy and a girl," said the daughter.

"I was really excited to come today. We would just like to be able to see them whenever we can because they are so cute," said a teacher.

And one of the boy student just could not wait to see the cubs, saying "As soon as possible."

The news of the two cubs' birth has come into the spotlight of international media.

"Tons of media that came out. And it's national, it's international actually, it's just huge! We have BBC picking it up, media in Japan, all over the world. Giant pandas are the symbol, basically globally, for endangered species and the fact that we can contribute to this conservation breeding program, I think everyone in the whole world is just watching and fingers crossed and congratulating us,"said Maria Franke, curator of mammals at Toronto Zoo.

Franke said the zoo will host a series of celebrations on the 100th day after the giant panda cubs' birth. Visitors are likely to be able to see the cubs by then, she said.

"Sure there's going to be lots of ceremonies. It's going to be very exciting and we are all just going to share in the happy moment and the success," said Franke.

And the Canadian side will discuss, with China, the naming of the cubs after the 100th day.

The mother giant panda Er Shun came to Toronto from China with another male giant panda Da Mao in March 2013.

According to the agreement signed by China and Canada, the giant pandas will stay in Canada for 10 years as part of a long-term conservation breeding program.

The agreement says both giant pandas, Er Shun and Da Mao, will be at the Toronto Zoo until 2018, when they will move to the Calgary Zoo for five years. But the birth of the two cubs might lead to change of the plan.

Toronto, Canada - Oct 15, 2015

1. Picture of giant pandas, sign reading (English) "meet our giant pandas today"

2. Visitors walking towards giant panda house

3. Visitors watching giant panda

4. Various of giant panda eating bamboo

5. Visitors watching giant panda

6. SOUNDBITE (English) visitor (no name given):

"So we are here to see the giant pandas. When the baby pandas are ready to be viewed, we'll come back."

7. SOUNDBITE (English) visitor (no name given):

"I'd expect them to be like one of each, may be - a boy and a girl."

8. Visitors watching giant panda

9. SOUNDBITE (English) visitor (no name given):

"I was really excited to come today. We would just like to be able to see them whenever we can because they are so cute."

10. SOUNDBITE (English) visitor (no name given):

"As soon as possible."

Toronto, Canada - Oct 13, 2015

11. Surveillance footage showing giant panda Er Shun giving birth to cub

Toronto, Canada - Oct 15, 2015

12. SOUNDBITE (English)

"Tons of media that came out. And it's national, it's international actually, it's just huge! We have BBC picking it up, media in Japan, all over the world. Giant pandas are the symbol, basically globally, for endangered species and the fact that we can contribute to this conservation breeding program, I think everyone in the whole world is just watching and fingers crossed and congratulating us. Sure there's going to be lots of ceremonies. It's going to be very exciting and we are all just going to share in the happy moment and the success."

13. Sign

14. Giant panda eating bamboo

FILE: Toronto, Canada - March 2013

15. Various of two giant pandas from China arriving at airport

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Subjects: Animals, Giant pandas, Species conservation and preservation, Zoological parks, Endangered and extinct species, Horse breeding, Environmental concerns, Bears, Mammals, Wildlife management, Wildlife, Environment, Environment and nature, Wildlife management, Natural resource management, Species conservation and preservation, Environmental conservation and preservation, Recreation and leisure, Lifestyle, Endangered and extinct species, Livestock farming, Agriculture, Industries, Business
Locations: Ochtrup, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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China-Giant Pandas
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Summary: China-Giant Pandas
Story No: cctv009700
Source: China Central Television
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Date: 05/10/2015 10:00 AM
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Giant pandas and their cubs have attracted tens of thousands of tourists to southwest China's Chengdu City during the ongoing National Day holidays, and many of them just to get a tiny glimpse of the cute animals.

In one single Saturday, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan Province received a total of 36,000 visitors, who had to queued and waited for a long time before getting a chance to see the cute panda cubs lying cozily in incubators.

To ensure that everyone have a chance to appreciate the animals, staff members of the base had to urge visitors to move on and not to spend too much time in front of the incubators.

Giant pandas and their cubs have attracted tens of thousands of tourists to southwest China's Chengdu City during the ongoing National Day holidays, and many of them just to get a tiny glimpse of the cute animals.

In one single Saturday, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan Province received a total of 36,000 visitors, who had to queued and waited for a long time before getting a chance to see the cute panda cubs lying cozily in incubators.

To ensure that everyone have a chance to appreciate the animals, staff members of the base had to urge visitors to move on and not to spend too much time in front of the incubators.

Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, southwest China - Oct 3, 2015

1. Visitors queueing before seeing panda cubs

2. Various of visitors seeing panda cubs, taking photos

3. Various of panda cubs lying in incubators, staffer breeding panda cub

4. Visitors taking photo

5. Various of giant pandas resting on viewing area, playing around, eating bamboo; visitors taking photo

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Subjects: Giant pandas, Travel, Leisure travel, Bears, Mammals, Animals, Lifestyle
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China-Pregnant Giant Panda HK
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Summary: China-Pregnant Giant Panda/HK
Story No: cctv009688
Source: China Central Television
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Date: 04/10/2015 09:39 AM
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A giant panda living at the Ocean Park in Hong Kong is pregnant and is about to give birth next week, the first ever panda to give birth in the city, the park has announced.

The 10-year-old giant panda, Yingying, was confirmed pregnant in late September after an ultrasound scan, said the park authority, adding that the fetus is around 3.5 centimeters long.

"There have been some physical changes with her, just like with human mothers. She is irritable and would grab some wood or choose to rest in a corner of the enclosure where she feels the safest, at ease and peaceful. Actually she sleeps for 22 hours everyday," said a staff member at the park.

Two giant panda experts from southwest China's Sichuan Province have arrived in Hong Kong to assist Yingying in its delivery and nursing.

Yingying was presented to Hong Kong in 2007 as a gift from Sichuan's Wolong National Nature Reserve. She was brought to Sichuan to mate with a male giant panda in February this year.

Her baby will stay with her in Hong Kong.

A giant panda living at the Ocean Park in Hong Kong is pregnant and is about to give birth next week, the first ever panda to give birth in the city, the park has announced.

The 10-year-old giant panda, Yingying, was confirmed pregnant in late September after an ultrasound scan, said the park authority, adding that the fetus is around 3.5 centimeters long.

"There have been some physical changes with her, just like with human mothers. She is irritable and would grab some wood or choose to rest in a corner of the enclosure where she feels the safest, at ease and peaceful. Actually she sleeps for 22 hours everyday," said a staff member at the park.

Two giant panda experts from southwest China's Sichuan Province have arrived in Hong Kong to assist Yingying in its delivery and nursing.

Yingying was presented to Hong Kong in 2007 as a gift from Sichuan's Wolong National Nature Reserve. She was brought to Sichuan to mate with a male giant panda in February this year.

Her baby will stay with her in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong, China - Oct 1, 2015

1. Giant panda in enclosure, TV showing video footage of panda

2. Various of panda moving

3. SOUNDBITE (Cantonese) staff member, Ocean Park Hong Kong (no name given, starting with shot 2):

"There have been some physical changes with her, just like with human mothers. She is irritable and would grab some wood or choose to rest in a corner of the enclosure where she feels the safest, at ease and peaceful. Actually she sleeps for 22 hours everyday."

4. Various of TV showing video footage of panda lying in corner, moving

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Locations: Ochtrup, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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China-Panda Twins/Chengdu
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Summary: China-Panda Twins/Chengdu
Story No: cctv009523
Source: China Central Television
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Date: 28/09/2015 09:07 AM
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The giant panda twins all grew well in panda base of southwest China's Sichuan province recently.

"Qinghe" gave birth to a twins on Sept 16, and now the baby pandas all had passed through the dangerous period with the weight increases around 150 grams.

From June to September, six pairs of twins were born in Chengdu, with 100 percent of survival rate, this marked 2015 the "Giant Panda Twin Year". And the six pairs now all grew well.

Apart from the baby pandas, those who were born in 2013 all grew into the adulthood. After one-year of training, the six pandas have left from their mother's embrace, and began to feed themselves.

The giant panda twins all grew well in panda base of southwest China's Sichuan province recently.

"Qinghe" gave birth to a twins on Sept 16, and now the baby pandas all had passed through the dangerous period with the weight increases around 150 grams.

From June to September, six pairs of twins were born in Chengdu, with 100 percent of survival rate, this marked 2015 the "Giant Panda Twin Year". And the six pairs now all grew well.

Apart from the baby pandas, those who were born in 2013 all grew into the adulthood. After one-year of training, the six pandas have left from their mother's embrace, and began to feed themselves.

Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, southwest China - Sept 28, 2015

1. Various of baby pandas

2. Breeder holding baby panda

3. Various of breeder helping giant panda "Qinghe" feeding her baby

4. Various of baby pandas sleeping

5. Breeder holding baby panda

6. Various of baby pandas

7. Visitors, pandas

8. Various of breeder feeding pandas

9. Various of pandas eating food

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China-Panda
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Story No: cctv009476
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Date: 26/09/2015 10:30 AM
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A female giant panda which was born in the United States is now enjoying a happy life in Chengdu's panda breeding center, southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Mei Lan was born at Zoo Atlanta in September 2006 as the first baby of Lun Lun and Yang Yang, which arrived in Atlanta in November 1999.

Mei Lan was flown back to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Feb. 2010.

As a superstar in the breeding center, Mei Lan has attracted large numbers of visitors every year.

The nine-year-old panda now weighs about 118 kilograms and is living a healthy life, according to panda keeper Yuan Bo.

"Mei Lan has given birth to several healthy cubs," said Yuan.

Mei Lan was also appointed as a special ambassador for the environment campaign "Earth Hour" in 2010. Mei Lan was chosen because she wouldn't waste bamboos when she was eating them, Yuan explained.

Giant pandas, known for being sexually inactive, are among the world's most endangered animals.

About 1,600 giant pandas live in China's wild, mostly in Sichuan and the northwestern provinces of Shaanxi and Gansu. Another 290 are in captive-breeding programs worldwide, mainly in China.

A female giant panda which was born in the United States is now enjoying a happy life in Chengdu's panda breeding center, southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Mei Lan was born at Zoo Atlanta in September 2006 as the first baby of Lun Lun and Yang Yang, which arrived in Atlanta in November 1999.

Mei Lan was flown back to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Feb. 2010.

As a superstar in the breeding center, Mei Lan has attracted large numbers of visitors every year.

The nine-year-old panda now weighs about 118 kilograms and is living a healthy life, according to panda keeper Yuan Bo.

"Mei Lan has given birth to several healthy cubs," said Yuan.

Mei Lan was also appointed as a special ambassador for the environment campaign "Earth Hour" in 2010. Mei Lan was chosen because she wouldn't waste bamboos when she was eating them, Yuan explained.

Giant pandas, known for being sexually inactive, are among the world's most endangered animals.

About 1,600 giant pandas live in China's wild, mostly in Sichuan and the northwestern provinces of Shaanxi and Gansu. Another 290 are in captive-breeding programs worldwide, mainly in China.

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Sichuan Province, southwest China - Recent

1. Various of panda Mei Lan eating bamboo

2. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Yuan Bo, panda keeper:

"Mei Lan has given birth to several healthy cubs."

3. Various of Mei Lan eating bamboo

4. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Yuan Bo, panda keeper:

"Mei Lan wouldn't waste bamboos when she was eating them. That's why she was appointed as a special ambassador for the environment campaign 'Earth Hour'."

5. Mei Lan eating bamboo

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Subjects: Giant pandas, Animals, Environment and nature, Endangered and extinct species, International relations, Bears, Mammals, Environmental concerns, Environment, Endangered and extinct species, Wildlife, Government and politics
Locations: China, Chengdu, Greater China, East Asia, Asia
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USA-First Ladies/Panda
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Summary: USA-First Ladies/Panda
Story No: cctv009469
Source: China Central Television
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Date: 26/09/2015 05:09 AM
People: Michelle Obama, Xi Jinping, Barack Obama
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China's First Lady Peng Liyuan, accompanied by U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, on Friday visited Washington D.C.'s National Zoo to see the giant pandas.

After watching performances staged by children from Yu Ying Public Charter School, the first ladies visited the giant panda Tian Tian and together announced the name of the newborn panda cub as Bei Bei, which means "precious treasure".

Mrs. Obama said the activity aimed to deepen language and cultural exchanges between the U.S. and China. She called on young people from both countries to actively promote cultural exchange.

Peng said the giant pandas help build a bridge of friendship between the two peoples, adding that she was very happy to know that American people love pandas. She believes that the pandas will continue to bring more happiness and friendship to both peoples, especially children.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan arrived in Washington D.C. on Thursday after a two-and-a-half-day stay in Seattle.

After meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, Xi will head to New York on Saturday for a series of summits and meetings marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.

China's First Lady Peng Liyuan, accompanied by U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, on Friday visited Washington D.C.'s National Zoo to see the giant pandas.

After watching performances staged by children from Yu Ying Public Charter School, the first ladies visited the giant panda Tian Tian and together announced the name of the newborn panda cub as Bei Bei, which means "precious treasure".

Mrs. Obama said the activity aimed to deepen language and cultural exchanges between the U.S. and China. She called on young people from both countries to actively promote cultural exchange.

Peng said the giant pandas help build a bridge of friendship between the two peoples, adding that she was very happy to know that American people love pandas. She believes that the pandas will continue to bring more happiness and friendship to both peoples, especially children.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan arrived in Washington D.C. on Thursday after a two-and-a-half-day stay in Seattle.

After meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, Xi will head to New York on Saturday for a series of summits and meetings marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.

Washingtong D.C., USA - Sept 25, 2015

1. Peng Liyuan, Michelle Obama talking, accompanied by interpreter

2. Peng, Obama walking towards children

3. Children performing

4. Various of Peng, Obama watching children perform

5. Panda Tian Tian walking

6. Various of Tian Tian eating cake

7. Photo of Peng, Obama visiting panda cub

8. Peng, Obama unfurling scrolls showing panda cub's name Bei Bei

9. Various of Obama speaking at ceremony

10. Pan from reporters, Obama talking

11. Peng speaking at ceremony

12. Panda wandering

13. Peng speaking at ceremony

14. Zoom from panda to Peng speaking at ceremony

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Subjects: Government and politics, Giant pandas, Animals, Bridge construction, Friendships, Bears, Mammals, Heavy construction industry, Construction and engineering, Industrial products and services, Industries, Business, Bridge construction, Transportation infrastructure, Transportation and shipping, Relationships, Lifestyle
People: Michelle Obama, Xi Jinping, Barack Obama
Organisations: China government
Locations: Governador Dix-Sept Rosado, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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China-Panda/Birthday
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Story No: cctv009366
Source: China Central Television
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Date: 21/09/2015 23:32 PM
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The oldest male panda in the world, "Pan Pan", celebrated his 30th birthday in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Monday.

Pan Pan enjoyed a birthday cake made of carrots and ice at the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas.

The age of 30 for a panda is considered equivalent to 100 for a human.

A breeder at the research center, Zou Wenyong, said Pan Pan's eyesight has deteriorated with age.

"Just like human beings, he suffers bad eyesight in old age. He now mainly depends on the senses of smell and hearing," Zou said.

Pan Pan was born in the wild in Sichuan in 1985 and was then rescused for artificial breeding at the Giant Panda conservation and research center.

He is the father of more than 130 giant pandas, nearly one fourth of the world's giant pandas artificially bred in captivity.

Experts at the center said physical activity is a good way to maintain the overall health of pandas and prolong their lives.

The center has found ways to engage pandas in physical activities, including giving the pandas toys or hiding food or placing food in trees, according to Wei Rongping, deputy head of the center.

"Sleeping after eating and having no activity, that is not good for their health. So, we use some methods to involve them and increase their activity," Wei said.

The oldest male panda in the world, "Pan Pan", celebrated his 30th birthday in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Monday.

Pan Pan enjoyed a birthday cake made of carrots and ice at the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas.

The age of 30 for a panda is considered equivalent to 100 for a human.

A breeder at the research center, Zou Wenyong, said Pan Pan's eyesight has deteriorated with age.

"Just like human beings, he suffers bad eyesight in old age. He now mainly depends on the senses of smell and hearing," Zou said.

Pan Pan was born in the wild in Sichuan in 1985 and was then rescused for artificial breeding at the Giant Panda conservation and research center.

He is the father of more than 130 giant pandas, nearly one fourth of the world's giant pandas artificially bred in captivity.

Experts at the center said physical activity is a good way to maintain the overall health of pandas and prolong their lives.

The center has found ways to engage pandas in physical activities, including giving the pandas toys or hiding food or placing food in trees, according to Wei Rongping, deputy head of the center.

"Sleeping after eating and having no activity, that is not good for their health. So, we use some methods to involve them and increase their activity," Wei said.

Dujiangyan City, Sichuan Province, southwest China - Sept 21, 2015

1. Various of oldest male panda Pan Pan eating specially-made birthday cake, people taking photos

2. Pan Pan walking away from cake

3. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Zou Wenyong, breeder, China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas (starting with shot 2):

"Just like human beings, he suffers bad eyesight in old age. He now mainly depends on the senses of smell and hearing."

4. Various of Pan Pan eating bamboo

5. Various of photos of offspring of Pan Pan

FILE: Sichuan Province, southwest China - Date Unknown

6. Various of panda cubs

Dujiangyan City, Sichuan Province, southwest China - Sept 21, 2015

7. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Wei Rongping, deputy head, China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas (ending with shot 8):

"Sleeping after eating and having no activity, that is not good for their health. So, we use some methods to involve them and increase their activity."

FILE: Sichuan Province, southwest China - Date Unknown

8. Various of panda in tree

9. Pandas

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China-Wild Giant Panda
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Story No: cctv009074
Source: China Central Television
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Date: 10/09/2015 09:42 AM
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A wild giant panda was spotted hanging around on a bee farm on Tuesday afternoon in a village of Baoxing County in Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan Province.

The giant panda, covered with green wild flowers on its whole body, was crouching on the farm when a local villager noticed the unexpected visitor to the bee farm. It later turned over a dozen bee hives for honey.

Staffs from the local authorities did not approach the giant panda for fear of frightening it, as a result they could not judge its gender. However, after preliminary judgment, they said it was an adult wild giant panda.

The giant panda did not leave the bee farm for the nearby nature reserve until Wednesday morning.

The village is quite close to the Wolong National Nature Reserve, so giant pandas often come to visit the place.

A wild giant panda was spotted hanging around on a bee farm on Tuesday afternoon in a village of Baoxing County in Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan Province.

The giant panda, covered with green wild flowers on its whole body, was crouching on the farm when a local villager noticed the unexpected visitor to the bee farm. It later turned over a dozen bee hives for honey.

Staffs from the local authorities did not approach the giant panda for fear of frightening it, as a result they could not judge its gender. However, after preliminary judgment, they said it was an adult wild giant panda.

The giant panda did not leave the bee farm for the nearby nature reserve until Wednesday morning.

The village is quite close to the Wolong National Nature Reserve, so giant pandas often come to visit the place.

Baoxing County, Ya'an City, Sichuan Province, southwest China - Sept 8, 2015

1. Various of surveillance video footage showing giant panda hanging around on bee farm

2. Various of photo of giant panda on bee farm

3. Various of bee hives

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China Panda Children's Day
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Summary: SW China students visit giant pandas before Children's Day
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Date: 01/06/2013 15:00 PM
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Chengdu, China - May 31, 2013

1. Pan up of entrance to Panda Scientific Discovery Center

2. Various of pandas eating bamboo

3. Mid of students watching pandas

4. Mid of pandas

5. Various of pandas scrambling for food

6. Mid of students asking staff questions

7. Various of pandas sitting and eating bamboo

8. Various of pandas

9. Students walking

10.SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Breeder, Chengdu research and breeding base of giant panda (with student asking question):

(Student: What's the sound like when pandas are playing happily?")

Breeder: "The sound of little panda when it is happy is like this (playing electronic sound). If the mother of the little panda feels happy too, she will make a sound like this (playing electronic sound)."

11. Close of computer screen

12. Various of students reading posters

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The students from the Panda Road Primary School in Chengcu City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, visited the Chengdu research and breeding base of giant panda on Friday to celebrate the Children's Day.

More than 100 giant pandas were bred in the research base, which is the largest artificially-bred giant panda population in the world.

The students stuck food to poles to feed the pandas, who all stood up and scrambled for it. This is a method to make the gluttonous and lazy pandas to exercise.

The students were also eager to ask the working staff questions about panda's life, like the meaning of different sound made by pandas and why they eat so much. The staff explained to them with the help of a machine which recorded different types of panda's sound.

Li Hongjing, teacher of the Panda Road Primary School, said that she was surprised to see the students' imagination and imitative ability during the visit. She also expressed her hope to give the children more chances to embrace nature.

Currently, six giant panda breeding bases in China are offering public courses to give children more chances to get in touch with the national treasure.

  

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China Backstreet Boys Giant Pandas
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Summary: Backstreet Boys meet giant pandas in Chengdu
Story No: 894250
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Date: 31/05/2013 11:50 AM
People: A. J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter
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Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, SW China - May 30, 2013

1. Mid of American pop group the Backstreet Boys walking

2. Mid of Backstreet Boys wearing protective clothing

3. Mid of Backstreet Boys walking in protective clothing

4. Mid of A. J. McLean, Backstreet Boys member, holding giant panda

5. Mid of Howie Dorough, Backstreet Boys member, holding giant panda

6. Mid of A. J. McLean holding giant panda

7. Various of Brian Littrell, Backstreet Boys member, holding giant panda, posing for photo

8. Close of giant panda eating bamboo

9. Mid of Nick Carter, Backstreet Boys member, holding giant panda

10. Close of giant panda eating bamboo

11. Mid of Backstreet Boys holding giant pandas

12. Various of giant pandas eating bamboo

13. Mid of Nick Carter holding giant panda, posing for photo

14. Mid of Backstreet Boys holding giant pandas

15. Zoom in of Kevin Richardson, Backstreet Boys member, feeding milk to giant panda

16. Mid of Backstreet Boys holding giant pandas

17. Mid of Backstreet Boys singing

18. Close of giant panda eating bamboo

19. Mid of Backstreet Boys holding giant pandas

20. Zoom out of giant pandas playing

21. Mid of entrance to giant panda nursery house

22. Various of giant pandas playing

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STORYLINE:

American pop group the Backstreet Boys met and played with giant pandas in Chengdu, capital city of southwest China's Sichuan Province, on Thursday.

The Backstreet Boys got some hands-on time with five baby pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.

Each member of the group cradled a baby panda in their arms and let their furry friends nestle against them.

Later, while the lovely animals were busy munching on bamboo, the group had photos taken with them to mark the occasion.

The vocal harmony group even performed a song to express their love for the giant pandas.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the group, who as part of their 2013 world tour will hold a concert in Chengdu on Friday night.

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People: A. J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter
Locations: China, Chengdu, Greater China, East Asia, Asia
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