Panda Spotlight: Yun Zi / by Pandas International
Yun Zi (simplified Chinese: 云子; traditional Chinese: 雲子), whose name means “Son of Cloud,” was born at the San Diego Zoo on August 5, 2009. He is the fifth cub born to mom Bai Yun and the fourth to father Gao Gao. Yun Zi has one half-sister, Hua Mei, through Bai Yun. He also has two full brothers,Mei Sheng and Xiao Liwu, and two full sisters, Su Lin and Zhen Zhen. Like his full siblings, he was conceived via natural mating.
Like most pandas, Yun Zi was not named until he was 100 days old. His was selected from a list of over 6,300 names submitted by his fans. He received his official name on November 17, 2009 at 104 days of age. He made his public debut on January 7, 2010, at 155 days of age. Learn more about Yun Zi and his journey back to China.