Giant Panda Cub at Adventure World in Wakayama Turns 8 Days Old

25.August.2018 | SPOT

A female giant panda was born at Adventure World, a wildlife park with a panda exhibition in Shirahama, Wakayama, on August 14, 2018. She turned 8 days old on August 22.

She is the smallest giant panda cub ever to have been born at Adventure World and the first to be born in two years. She is well fed by her mother Rauhin, drinking from her six to seven times a day. Her weight has increased from 75.0g when she was born to 96.0g, and her height from 15.5cm to 18cm. Details as to when she can be viewed by the public will be released at a later date. For now, the mother and child are being observed by the park.

The new cub marks the 16th panda looked after by Adventure World. Rauhin was first born at the park on September 6, 2000. Eleven of the pandas born and raised there have traveled to China. Four of them are used for breeding and have raised twelve children as of November 2017.

 

There are said to be just 1,800 giant pandas in the wild. To ensure their protection and increase their survival, important research is being carried out to breed them. Adventure World opened in 1994 as the Japanese subdivision of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Both country’s worked together and started the world’s first breeding lawn for the natural breeding of giant pandas.

 

The same facility also runs the ‘Shiawase Keikaku’ (Happiness Plan) which ensures the happiness of the giant pandas and all of the people involved with them.

 

Let’s look forward to the public unveling of the new addition of the Adventure World panda family.

 

 

■Information

Adventure World

Address: 2399 Katata, Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture

Adventure World Official Website: http://www.aws-s.com/

 

 

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    ■Information

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    Adventure World Official Website: http://www.aws-s.com/

     

    Giant Panda Cub Public Viewing
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    ②Application webpage: https://contact-aws.com (Available in English, Japanese and Chinese)

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    Website: http://www.tobuzoo.com/

     

    ©Hajime Isayama・Kodansha・Attack on Titan Production Committee

     

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