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Pandas for all! China uses it’s native bear like currency.

In 2007, 21st century, amazing story, ancient, animals, asia, Bear, capitalism, China, civilisation, Communism, Crazy news, Economy, education, EU, europe, Humans, Juan Carlos, King, Panda, People, pets, Places, politics, Spain, wild animals, World News on June 28, 2007 at 5:52 pm


Spanish King Juan with happy communist Chinese poltician.

King Juan Carlos of Spain will be presented with two cute and furry mammals as he departs a visit to Beijing, Chinese authorties said.

A pair of endangered pandas will be given as a gift of mutual freindship to Spains head of state, who is in China to ‘develope a strategic partnership’.

“It will be a lovely present for the Spanish people, and we hope this pair of pandas, as the friendly envoys of the Chinese people, can help promote mutual relations,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told a news conference.

Beijing presented a pair of pandas to the Chinese territory of Hong Kong in 1999 and another pair this year. It has also offered pandas several times to Taiwan, the independently governed island which China considers its own. Taipei has turned down all offers so far.

It is estimated that their is only about 2,000 Giant Pandas left in the world.

If the Chinese keep this up most of those won’t be located in the world’s 4th largest economy.

Ashera: At $20,000, the worlds rarest and most intelligent cat could be all yours.

In 2007, Africa, amazing story, American News, ancient, archeology, Art, Ashera cat, asia, Bear, Beverly hills, Cats, China, civilisation, crazy, Crazy news, entertainment, exotic cats, genes, Humour, leopard, Life, Moscow, Odd News, People, pets, Places, Russia, sex, Society, Uncategorized, USA, wild animals, World News on June 5, 2007 at 8:21 pm

Mix the African Serval                 

& The Asian Leopard Cat


With your regular domestic cat.

& you’ve got yourself…

“The Cat of the Century”

The ultra-exotic  “Ashera” cat.


At a cool $20,ooo plus US dollars, the uber trendy Ashera cat is said to be the largest, rarest and most intelligent domestic cat. US based company  Lifestyle Pets Inc. has already sold two of the felines to an unknown Beverly Hills family, as well as a Russian mogul in Moscow.

A proprietary blend of the exotic bloodlines of the African Serval and
the Asian Leopard Cat and subsequently crossing with a domestic cat,
the Ashera is unique in that genetic monitoring is used to standardize breeding and ensure that the defining features and size of the Ashera remain exceptionally consistent.

Fully socialized, the Ashera gets along well with children and other
pets, acting and playing like a regular domestic cat. Unusually for cats,
the Ashera takes well to being walked on a leash (cat walk). The Ashera will be limited to less than 100 per year.

So all you need is just a spare 20,ooo US bucks and you’ll be all set. I think I’ll pass thanks, I’m more of a dog person anyway.

Speaking of Meowing, I thought I might just throw this one in for a cheap feline based laugh.

Xiang Xiang the Chinese Panda dies. Was he murdered?

In amazing story, asia, Bear, China, crazy, Crazy news, Economy, Murder, natural world, Odd News, Panda, Places, Society, Uncategorized, wild animals, World News on June 5, 2007 at 1:04 pm

RIP Xiangxiang

According to CNN the first ever panda to be bred in captivity and  released into the wild was killed after falling from a tree, and may have died after being chased by wild pandas. The body of Xiang Xiang, a male panda, was found February 9 this year.

Researchers from the Wolong Giant Panda Research Center in Sichuan told CNN that Xiang Xiang had serious internal injuries on his left side and that scratches and other minor marks on the mammals exterior had shown wild pandas previously attacked the 73 kilogram Xiang Xiang, whose name means auspicious.

The news of Xiang Xiangs death was only realesed today by the Chinese authorities who attributed the late notice to a need to fully investigate what happened. Authorites said that the Xiang Xiang case showed that groups of wild pandas were reluctant to accept male outsiders and that the next panda to be released would be female.

There are about 1,600 wild pandas in the mountainous forest areas of China, but the population is heavily threatened by the massive rise of the Chinese economy, adding strain to the natural environment.

 This was not XiangXiangs first run in with wild pandas. He was injured back in late 2006, but was again released into the wild. He is seen here in a Chinese language news report

That’s Knuts!

In Bear, Crazy news, Germany, Global Warming, Knut, Odd News, Polar Bear, Uncategorized, wild animals, World News on June 2, 2007 at 12:19 am

     Knut at just a few weeks of age.

Knut, the world’s most famous polar bear is rapidly growing into a large and shaggy beast. Weighing in at around 28 kilograms, he is still young enough for his handler Thomas Doerflein to play with, but this won’t last for long given the tendency for Polar bears to become more aggressive at an older age.

“He’s just playing and it doesn’t hurt, it just pinches a bit. It only hurts when he gets angry,” the bearded Doerflein told Reuters, who already has a few bruises after spending time rolling around with Knut.

After being cared for night and day as a young cub at the Berlin Zoo Knut was fed porriage and milk, but the young star now tucks into high protien fish, meat and even cat food and is putting on around 200 grams a day.

Last week, he learned how to swim and Doerflein takes Knut for a walk round the Zoo every morning to build up his muscles. His coat is no longer white and fluffy, but yellow and shaggy.

Knut was rejected by his mother, Tosca, and hit the headlines after an animal rights campaigner said hand-rearing polar bears violated animal rights. World media interpreted the comments as a call for Knut to be put down.

 Since then, Knut has become a brand. He has his own song, DVD and book deal and features in a range of merchandise from soft toys and T-shirts to sweets.

Knut this week.

Source: Reuters

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