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Jonathan



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makes sense... but most humans certainly reach "breeding maturity" long before reaching their full adult weight, so I'm not so sure. Hmmm, a PF mystery in the making! Wink
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Purr



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's possible that a panda cub will reach full weight before then. As for Tai Shan, he will become part of a breeding program in China. As part of the loan agreement for pandas, cubs that are born as a result must be returned to China when they are two (2) years of age. By then, he should be mature enough to be separated from his mother, Mei Xiang.
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Purr



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read adult panda eat up to 40 pounds of bamboo a day! Wow, that's a lot of bamboo! Shocked
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Jonathan



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tai Shan now weighs 44 pounds. Very Happy
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Jonathan



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, so 6 pounds in under three weeks... that's some fairly significant growing I'd say! Shocked Laughing
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Purr



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that's quite the weight gain. The zoo is reporting Tai Shan is beginning to enjoy bamboo.
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Jonathan



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, I wouldn't think that bamboo had all that many calories in it. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tai Shan now weighs in at 47 pounds. He sure is gaining weight fast! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tai Shan now weights 85 pounds. His mother, Mei Xiang, weighs 214 pounds.
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