soinlovewithpandas:

Mei Xiang at the National Zoo in Washington D.C., US, on July 22, 2014, the day of her 16th Birthday.

"Mei Xiang is celebrating her sweet 16 today in style: with daughter Bao Bao by her side and a fruitsicle in her paws! Mei was born in 1998 at the China Research and Conservation Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong, Sichuan Province. She arrived at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in 200. Both mother and daughter celebrated Mei’s day by playing, relaxing, and eating (lots) of bamboo. The Zoo’s Nutrition team even made a panda-friendly cake for the occasion!"

Happy Birthday, beautiful Mei Xiang!!

© Smithsonian’s National Zoo

soinlovewithpandas:

Mei Lun or Mei Huan at Zoo Atlanta in Georgia, US, on July 18, 2014.

© Zoo Atlanta

elenamorelli:

{ from the forest to the falls }
elenamorelli:

{ from the forest to the falls }
elenamorelli:

{ from the forest to the falls }
elenamorelli:

{ from the forest to the falls }
elenamorelli:

{ from the forest to the falls }
elenamorelli:

{ from the forest to the falls }
elenamorelli:

{ from the forest to the falls }

elenamorelli:

{ from the forest to the falls }

giantpandaphotos:

Xiao Liwu at the San Diego Zoo in California, US, on July 12, 2014.
© Rita Petita. giantpandaphotos:

Xiao Liwu at the San Diego Zoo in California, US, on July 12, 2014.
© Rita Petita.

giantpandaphotos:

Xiao Liwu at the San Diego Zoo in California, US, on July 12, 2014.

© Rita Petita.

deepbreathsanddeath:

This is a real panda! China has this “panda diplomacy” and this one will be sent to Japan as an friendship envoy. For the safety reason he sits as a passenger with his feeder, not in a cage. Fastening the seat belt, wearing a diaper, eating bamboos
deepbreathsanddeath:

This is a real panda! China has this “panda diplomacy” and this one will be sent to Japan as an friendship envoy. For the safety reason he sits as a passenger with his feeder, not in a cage. Fastening the seat belt, wearing a diaper, eating bamboos

deepbreathsanddeath:

This is a real panda
China has this “panda diplomacy” and this one will be sent to Japan as an friendship envoy. For the safety reason he sits as a passenger with his feeder, not in a cage. Fastening the seat belt, wearing a diaper, eating bamboos

 

(Source: larsofcydonia)

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explorebears:

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.