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Collaboration fuels captive panda baby boom

Collaborative studies between Chinese biologists and reproductive science researchers at foreign zoos offer hope for saving the endangered giant panda, says a report in the China People’s Daily.

Since cooperative research started in 1994, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding has helped produce 13 cubs in Japan (11 survived), three in the US and twins in Spain. The China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda in Sichuan province contributed to the breeding of six cubs in the US, two in Austria and one in Thailand.

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