Home : Toronto Public Library. North York Central Library is closed for the remainder of 2. A pop- up location with limited service is open at North York Centre Mall.
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Toronto Zoo Giant Pandas. THERE'S ONLYLEFT TO SEE THE PANDASAT THE TORONTO ZOOSince Da Mao and Er Shun’s exciting arrival in March 2. Canada, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue in 2. The ten- year loan of the giant pandas to Canada from China is a partnership between China, Toronto and Calgary. The four pandas will end their five years at the Toronto this coming March and will be moving to the Calgary Zoo where they will stay until 2.
The past five years have seen success within the Global Giant Panda Conservation Breeding Program. A true indication of this collective success, the giant panda was downgraded in 2. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This positive shift remains a primary goal of all species protection plans, and a significant focus of efforts and educational messaging by accredited and responsible zoological organizations globally.
Be sure to snap a photo with our panda farewell clock to commemorate your visit with our giant panda family before the Giant Panda Experience closes on Sunday, March 1. TOPanda. Farewell. Giant Panda Experience: Learn more about giant pandas in this keeper talk presented by Maria Franke, Curator of Mammals. Er Shun and Da Mao arrived from China in March 2.
Eurasia Wilds. This pair was chosen as a good genetic match for breeding. Black and white in markings, and about the size of an American black bear, giant pandas have become a Zoo visitor favourite. They spend their days eating a lot of bamboo, and both have become quite fond of the numerous enrichment items their keepers create and offer them daily to simulate the activities they would encounter in a wild habitat. Both pandas have indoor and outdoor holding areas where you can see them, and will be calling the Toronto Zoo home until spring 2. Giant Panda Interpretive Centre: Before you get up close to our adorable new giant panda pair, you will have the chance to take in the new, state- of- the- art Panda Interpretive Centre. This climate controlled centre features many interpretive and interactive elements for visitors to enjoy year round.
Interpretive themes will include Eating Bamboo, Threats to Giant Pandas, and Saving Giant Pandas. After the Panda Interpretive Centre visitors will have a chance to see Da Mao and Er Shun in either their outdoor or indoor habitats. Background: As part of a long- term conservation partnership agreement between China and Canada, China will loan two giant pandas to two Canadian Zoos (Toronto and Calgary) for a ten year period. The good news is that Toronto Zoo will be home to the breeding pair for a minimum of five years from 2. The pandas will then relocate to the Calgary Zoo sometime in 2. First Panda Cubs in Canada!
On October 1. 3, 2. Toronto Zoo welcomed the first giant panda cubs born in Canada! Learn more about them here. Giant Panda Cub Naming Ceremony: On March 7, 2.
Zoo held a special naming ceremony for our cubs where VIP's, special guests and media joined us in revealing the names of our giant panda cubs as Jia Panpan (Canadian hope) and Jia Yueyue (Canadian joy). More event photos here.
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Who are California’s transgender adults? New study finds some surprises Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images. Image 1 of 4. Gay rights supporters hold signs during a press conference at the U. S. Capitol condemning the new ban on transgendered servicemembers on July 2. Washington, DC. Gay rights supporters hold signs during a press conference at the U. S. Capitol condemning the new ban on transgendered servicemembers on July 2.
Washington, DC. Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images. Image 2 of 4. Hundreds of people gather on Civic Center Plaza to protest against President Trump's tweeted vow to ban transgender people from the military on Wednesday, July 2. San Francisco, Calif. Hundreds of people gather on Civic Center Plaza to protest against President Trump's tweeted vow to ban transgender people from the military on Wednesday, July 2. San Francisco, Calif. Photo: Mason Trinca, Special To The Chronicle. Image 3 of 4. Protesters gathering in front of the White House in Washington, D.
C., in July after President Trump moved to bar transgender people from the military. Protesters gathering in front of the White House in Washington, D. C., in July after President Trump moved to bar transgender people from the military. Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS, AFP/Getty Images. Who are California’s transgender adults? New study finds some surprises.
Back to Gallery. Transgender adults in California have about the same poverty and education levels as people who identify as the gender they were assigned at birth, but they are more likely to be white and to be struggling with suicidal impulses, according to a new UCLA study. The report, which is being released Tuesday as part of UCLA’s annual California Health Interview Survey, found that there are an estimated 9. California, or 0. UCLA billed the study as the most comprehensive survey of transgender demographics ever conducted in California. In at least one respect, researchers said, its conclusions were not surprising: The finding that 2. But other findings were unexpected.
They included the narrow differences in poverty levels between transgender and cisgender adults — those who identify with their birth- assigned gender. Thirty- two percent of transgender adults live below the poverty line, the survey indicated, compared with 2. Given the level of societal discrimination against transgender people, the researchers said, the disparity should be greater. They said further research may expose such differences, and suggested there were hints of them in the latest numbers. For instance, 6. 4 percent of transgender adults reported having difficulty getting enough to eat, the survey said, compared with 4.
This survey shows us that even in a state that could definitely be seen as having more protective policies in place, it still has disparities,” said lead author Jody Herman, a scholar at UCLA’s Williams Institute, which specializes in LGBT research. That tells us we need to look at how those policies are being enforced,” Herman said. It also shows that we should work more with families, educators, communities and employers — everybody — to reduce anti- trans discrimination.”The survey was conducted by the Williams Institute and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in 2. Californians ages 1.
Unlike other surveys on the topic, participants were asked not just if they identified as transgender, but which sex was assigned to them at birth. The survey found more disparities than similarities between transgender and cisgender adults. For example, the study found, 6. California adults are white, compared with 3. Thirty- five percent of transgender respondents who reported having multiple sex partners in the previous year were HIV- positive, researchers said. Among cisgender adults, the figure was just 2 percent. But in several categories, there was little difference between the two groups. Free Holiday Crossword Puzzles For Adults.
Thirty- eight percent of transgender and cisgender respondents reported having at least a bachelor’s degree; about two- thirds of both groups were U. S. citizens by birth; and more than 8. But drilling deeper into health care responses showed troubling trends, the authors said. Transgender adults were nearly three times as likely as cisgender adults not to pick up medicines that had been prescribed for them — 3. Among cisgender adults, that figure was 2.
Researchers attributed the higher rates to stress from bigotry and feelings of being stigmatized.“It’s clear there is a need for more mental health services in addition to finding better ways to reduce anti- trans bias and discrimination,” said co- author Bianca Wilson, another Williams Institute scholar. Kevin Fagan is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: kfagan@sfchronicle. Twitter: @Kevin. Chron.