Giant panda home forest could be sold off under pending legislation in China, isolating already dwindling populations.
In a yearly tradition, the residents of the London zoo have their height and weight measured -- all 19,000 of them.
A mother panda, named Juxiao, which means chrysanthemum smile, delivered the triplets at Guangzhou's Chimelong Safari Park.
The death is the third giant lizard to perish this year at zoo infamous for hundreds of animal deaths.
The animal died from head injuries while being transported, blindfolded, in an open truck, an animal welfare agency said.
The four-year-old male, who survived with nothing more than a torn nail, was struck by the vehicle in Queensland, Australia.
With only some 50 left in the wild, the animal faces extinction without captive-breeding programs in zoos.
Experts warn that the weight gain is contributing to infertility, which could be detrimental to the survival of the species in zoos.
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