The good news? China's population of wild giant pandas has increased by nearly 17 percent in the last decade.
The bad news? Of these wild pandas, 223 are at high risk of not surviving, an official survey on the endangered bears has found.
China's giant pandas are having a population boom, according to a survey conducted by the Chinese government. The survey, released Saturday states that their numbers in the wild have increased by nearly 17 percent during the last decade.
Zookeepers at Madrid's Zoo-Aquarium say there is reason to believe that the resident female giant panda, Hua Zui Ba, might be pregnant again. However, they say more tests are required to confirm the pregnancy.
Researchers are suggesting that a component found in panda blood may be more effective in treating infection than current antibiotics. According to the study, the component can fight bacteria in rapid time.
Last night a giant panda at the National Zoo in Washington gave birth to a cub. The mother panda's chances of conceiving a cub had previously been estimated to be slim, so has created lots of excitement.