Cubs stay with their mothers for 18 months before venturing off on their own! The last contract, with the in , ended in 2013.
However, a 2015 paper found that the giant panda can serve as an as the preservation of their habitat also helps other in China, including 70% of the country's forest birds, 70% of mammals and 31% of amphibians.
These five were the first on British soil and were transferred to.
A detailed study of the giant panda's genetic history from 2012 confirms that the separation of the Qinlin population occurred about 300,000 years ago, and reveals that the non-Qinlin population further diverged into two groups, named the and the --- group respectively, about 2,800 years ago.