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Marsha Blackburn, Edward Markey Introduce Bill Prioritizing Release of Political Prisoners in Burma

 

Bill requires Secretary of State to take further action to end detaining of political prisoners and promote free expression

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. –  On Wednesday, July 10th, 2019, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today introduced bipartisan legislation that advocates for the release of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Burma.

Despite a campaign pledge that the National League for Democracy (NLD) “would not arrest anyone as political prisoners,” it has failed to fulfill this promise since its historic electoral victory in the 2015 parliamentary elections.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Nashville Zoo Announces Second Red Panda Birth

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of two red pandas on June 16th, 2017. The cubs are doing well and bonding with their mother, Mei Mei, in their off exhibit den.

“This is the second red panda birth at Nashville Zoo, and the first litter for first time mom, Mei Mei,” said Jennifer Wu, carnivore keeper. “We were able to track Mei Mei’s pregnancy progress because she allowed keepers to conduct ultrasounds during her regular training sessions. This helped the animal care team estimate a due date and properly plan for the big day.”

Second Red Panda born at Nashville Zoo. (Jennifer Wu, Carnivore Keeper)

Second Red Panda born at Nashville Zoo. (Jennifer Wu, Carnivore Keeper)

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Nashville Zoo now has Red Panda Cub on Exhibit

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo’s red panda cub Phayara has made her debut. The four month old cub, named by a public vote, can be seen on exhibit in the Zoo’s Bamboo Trail.

“Since her birth on July 3rd, Phayara has been in her den growing into a healthy red panda cub and learning the skills she will need to navigate her exhibit,” said Karen Rice, carnivore supervisor. “After several months of exploring her nest box area, we introduced her to the exhibit and she’s doing exceptionally well; running around, climbing trees and chasing mom around.”

Red Panda Cub and Mother. (Nashville Zoo)

Red Panda Cub and Mother. (Nashville Zoo)

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Nashville Zoo Announces First Red Panda Birth

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of a red panda on July 3rd. The female cub is doing well and bonding with her mother in their off exhibit den.

“This is the first birth of a red panda at Nashville Zoo, so it is certainly cause for celebration,” said Karen Rice, carnivore supervisor. “Though the cub can’t be seen on exhibit right now, we hope she will make her debut this fall and bring attention to the fight to save this species.”

Known for their cinnamon colored fur and bushy ringed tail, the red panda is native to the mountains of Central China, Nepal and northern Myanmar (Burma).

Red Panda Cub at the Nashville Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

Red Panda Cub at the Nashville Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

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