The world's oldest giant panda is celebrating its 37th birthday. Basi's old age is equivalent to over 100 human years.
A new study of historic satellite data reveals that pandas have less habitat than when they were first listed endangered 30 years ago, with scattered populations holding out in isolated pockets of bamboo forest.
Panda fever has gripped Berlin. The locals can't get enough of the two new zoo residents, "Sweet Dream" and "Darling." Yet animal-lovers can simply walk through the city to get their kicks, says columnist Gero Schliess.
A French zoo has celebrated the survival of a panda cub, but mourned the loss of its weaker sibling. The panda parents are on loan from China, and the cub's godmother is a familiar face in French politics.
Asian tours, big money transfers, billionaire investors and a Chinese team in Germany's fourth tier. DW Sports' Matt Ford asks what is behind China's interest in German football.
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