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Travel Log: Visiting the U.S. Born Pandas

We were able to visit with most of the U.S.-born pandas during our travels in China this past November, and we’re happy to report that they are all doing great! It was amazing to see Tai Shan, Zhen Zhen, Su Lin, Mei Sheng, and Hua Mei. Tai Shan was actually our very first stop when we arrived in Bifengxia. Tai Shan is the first born cub of to Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, the National Zoo’s second pair of giant pandas. He was born on July 9, 2005 at 3:41 a.m.  He left D.C. for China on February 4, 2010 (on the same flight as Mei Lan from Zoo Atlanta). We were able to spend quite a bit of time with him both that first day, and on two other occasions. He looks absolutely fantastic – healthy and happy.  Read more

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