Bid to make panda formula milk for cubs

Is Tian Tian pregnant?  Picture: Ian Rutherford

Is Tian Tian pregnant? Picture: Ian Rutherford

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SCIENTISTS at two Scottish universities are pioneering work into developing a “panda formula milk” to help sustain any newborns in captivity.

It is hoped the project, being part-funded by the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan, China, will help improve the survival rates of orphaned or abandoned cubs. The study is being led by the School of Life Sciences at Glasgow University, and the Glasgow Polyomics facility. Edinburgh Zoo is still hoping its giant panda Tian Tian will give birth within the next few weeks.