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By: carly (offline) on Tuesday, August 17 2010 @ 06:23 AM EDT  
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Lupoforme has put up a beautiful tribute video to Fu Long who will celebrate his third birthday next week on August 23rd. Have tissues handy, it's quite beauitul and moving.

http://www.youtube.com/user/lupoforme


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By: carly (offline) on Monday, August 23 2010 @ 05:51 AM EDT  
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It's Fu Long's Bearday today!! Hope your day is filled with bamboo and apples Fu!


Happy Birthday Fu Long!! wave


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By: carly (offline) on Tuesday, August 24 2010 @ 07:43 AM EDT  
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WOOHOOO...WHAT A BIRTHDAY PRESENT FOR LITTLE FU LONG...A SIBLING!! CONGRATULATIONS VIENNA ZOO AND FANS!! I BET LUPO, VERA AND HELENE ARE SMILING THIS MORNING!!! Clapping Left thumb up

Aug 24, 2010
2nd panda born in Vienna zoo

VIENNA - A NEW panda has been born in Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo, the second to be conceived naturally there, the zoo said on Tuesday.

Mother panda Yang Yang, who made history in on August 23, 2007, by giving birth to Fu Long - Europe's first panda to be naturally conceived in captivity - gave birth a second time on Monday afternoon after around four hours in labour, the zoo said in a statement.

The new baby, whose sex cannot yet be determined, was born exactly three years to the day after Fu Long, who was returned to China last year. The baby panda weighs around 100 grammes (0.2 pounds) and measures 10-12 centimetres (four-to-five inches) and will remain in the litter box with its mother for the next few months, the zoo said.

The zoo's panda house will remain closed to visitors for the time being to ensure the animals have absolute peace and quiet. Zoo chief Dagmar Schratter expressed 'great joy' at the news, but cautioned: 'The mortality rate among Great Pandas in the first year is around 40 per cent.'

Mating of pandas in captivity is extremely difficult, since females are only fertile three or four days a year.

Fu Long - 'Lucky Dragon' in Mandarin - was born in Schoenbrunn on August 23, 2007. He was the second panda to be born in Europe and one of only a few worldwide to be conceived naturally in captivity. Under the zoo's contract with China however, Fu Long had to return to his country of origin on his second birthday. -- AFP


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By: DoxieMom19 (offline) on Tuesday, August 24 2010 @ 10:03 AM EDT  
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WooHoo, this is amazing Smile The world can never have too many panda cubbies! I am thrilled for Zoo Vienna and their Panda Staff as well as the proud parents Smile


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By: queenie (offline) on Tuesday, August 24 2010 @ 10:34 AM EDT  
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Very HappyRed HeartCongratulations Vienna Zoo & Welcome wave new tiny pink cubbie~since it was born a day after Fu Long's b'day I wonder if we'll see one at ZA in a couple weeks for Lun, like carly wondered about the other sibling b'days {I had been wondering that too} Pandas like to surprise usgiggle {like Mama Yang did last time} Oh My ~It was so sweet to see Fu with friends & gr8 to hear of the proud parents together {sentimental same spot}Red Heart Nodding yes


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By: DoxieMom19 (offline) on Tuesday, August 24 2010 @ 12:42 PM EDT  
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Here is a link showing Mommy Yang Yang with her new cubbie!! Red Heartlove Love hearing the new baby sounds as Yang Yang holds the cubbie in her mouth love

http://video.vienna.at/video/50548/scho ... -ein-pan...

I could not get it to work in my Chrome browser, but it worked perfectly in FireFox Smile Enjoy!

Red HeartAlso congrats to Daddy Long Hui and big brudder Fu Long! Red Heart

Here's a scap from the above video Red HeartloveRed Heart Loving mother Yang Yang holding her newborn cubbie Smile
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By: carly (offline) on Tuesday, August 24 2010 @ 01:20 PM EDT  
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Second panda born in Vienna zoo
(AFP) 6 hours ago

VIENNA Another panda has been born in Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo, the second in Europe to be conceived naturally in captivity, the zoo said Tuesday.

The 10-year-old mother, Yang Yang, who made history on August 23, 2007, by giving birth to Fu Long -- Europe's first panda to be naturally conceived in captivity -- gave birth a second time on Monday afternoon after around four hours in labour, the zoo said in a statement.

The new baby, whose sex cannot yet be determined, was born exactly three years to the day after Fu Long, who was returned to China last year.

As was the case with Fu Long, Yang Yang was actually carrying two babies, but the second did not surviveCry Hanky, said the zoo's expert Eveline Dungl.

"Female pandas usually find a second baby too much and unfortunately we couldn't save it," Dungl told the Austrian news agency APA.

The surviving panda weighs around 100 grammes (0.2 pounds) and measures 10-12 centimetres (four-to-five inches) and will remain in the litter box with its mother for the next few months.

Both the mother and the new baby were in good health and Yang Yang was letting her cub suckle, Dungl said.

The zoo's panda house will remain closed to visitors for the time being to ensure the animals have absolute peace and quiet.

Zoo chief Dagmar Schratter expressed "great joy" at the news, but cautioned: "The mortality rate among Great Pandas in the first year is around 40 percent."

It was therefore a tradition in China that the animals are named only 100 days after their birth, because not only the immediate post-birth period was dangerous, but the first teething as well, zoologist Dungl said.

Mating of pandas in captivity is extremely difficult, since females are only fertile three or four days a year.

Dungl suggested a number of factors had made the two successful births possible in Vienna.

"Firstly, it must be said that Yang Yang and her mate Long Hui are a wonderful couple, who harmonise well, even though pandas are usually loners," the expert said.

But the animals' pen was optimal and the zoo was very careful about the pandas' diet, she added.

Fu Long -- "Lucky Dragon" in Mandarin -- was the second panda to be born in Europe and one of only a few worldwide to be conceived naturally in captivity.

Under the zoo's contract with China, however, Fu Long had to return to his country of origin on his second birthday.

Pandas, even when conceived abroad, are the property of the Republic of China and only loaned to foreign zoos.

Less than 1,600 giant pandas remain in the wild, according to a 2006 China panda report.

Earlier this month, Schoenbrunn hit the headlines with the birth of a baby elephant, called Tuluba, who has already become a hit with visitors.


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By: queenie (offline) on Tuesday, August 24 2010 @ 01:51 PM EDT  
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Thank You & wave Pandalover19 & carly
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