Happy Birthday to Tai Shan / by Pandas International
Our beloved Tai Shan celebrated his 9th birthday recently with some special friends and delicious treats. Snacks like carrots, apples, watermelon and bamboo were frozen into beautiful “cakes” for Tai Shan and his friends to enjoy. See our photo album of the big day here, and highlights of his friends at Bifengxia.

Happy Birthday to Tai Shan / by Pandas International

Our beloved Tai Shan celebrated his 9th birthday recently with some special friends and delicious treats. Snacks like carrots, apples, watermelon and bamboo were frozen into beautiful “cakes” for Tai Shan and his friends to enjoy. See our photo album of the big day here, and highlights of his friends at Bifengxia.

Posted 3 days ago

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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.

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.

Posted 1 week ago

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A Visit to Dujiangyan Panda Center / by Pandas International
Jerry arrived in China last week with suitcases full of supplies for the Dujiangyan Panda Center. These included training collars for training reintroduction pandas and basic supplies like medicines. The pandas in training for reintroduction could be released as early as this fall!

A Visit to Dujiangyan Panda Center / by Pandas International

Jerry arrived in China last week with suitcases full of supplies for the Dujiangyan Panda Center. These included training collars for training reintroduction pandas and basic supplies like medicines. The pandas in training for reintroduction could be released as early as this fall!

Posted 1 week ago

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The Babies Are Coming! / by Pandas International
'Tis the season for baby pandas! Check out this great shot from CCRCGP of Qing Qing with her new baby cub, born just last week! And here's a fun fact: Qing Qing is the daughter of Qing Feng, who is our fearless leader Suzanne's adopted panda. So that (sort of) makes Suzanne a great grandma!

The Babies Are Coming! / by Pandas International

'Tis the season for baby pandas! Check out this great shot from CCRCGP of Qing Qing with her new baby cub, born just last week! And here's a fun fact: Qing Qing is the daughter of Qing Feng, who is our fearless leader Suzanne's adopted panda. So that (sort of) makes Suzanne a great grandma!

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Checking In on Fu Wa and Feng Yi / Pandas International
Chet Chin, long time friend of Pandas International and adopter of the beautiful Feng Yi, just shared an update and some great photos of the pandas’ debut in Malaysia. It starts:
 
By the time Fu Wa and Feng Yi made their official public debut on 28 June 2014, they’d met Zoo Negara Malaysia’s staff and families, volunteers and sponsors the Saturday before; the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s staff and families the Sunday before; and 737 early visitors the previous day. A local Chinese newspaper had printed in its 26 June edition that the Zoo’s Giant Panda Conservation Centre would be opened to the public the next day, hence those early visitors. Kudos to Zoo Negara for not turning them away.

Read more and see her great photos here.

Checking In on Fu Wa and Feng Yi / Pandas International

Chet Chin, long time friend of Pandas International and adopter of the beautiful Feng Yi, just shared an update and some great photos of the pandas’ debut in Malaysia. It starts:
 
By the time Fu Wa and Feng Yi made their official public debut on 28 June 2014, they’d met Zoo Negara Malaysia’s staff and families, volunteers and sponsors the Saturday before; the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s staff and families the Sunday before; and 737 early visitors the previous day. A local Chinese newspaper had printed in its 26 June edition that the Zoo’s Giant Panda Conservation Centre would be opened to the public the next day, hence those early visitors. Kudos to Zoo Negara for not turning them away.
Read more and see her great photos here.

Posted 2 weeks ago

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