November 2013 eNewsletter

PANDAS IN CHINA
Zhang Xiang to be Released to the Wild November 6th

It's official, Giant Panda Zhang Xiang, twin sister of Su Shan (named after director Suzanne Braden), will be released into the wild on November 6, 2013.  After completing 26 months of training, the two-year-old panda will be released into the Liziping Nature Reserve in the Sichuan province where male panda Tao Tao was released in October 2012.

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Lin Ping is in China looking for a Mate

Lin Ping, Thailand's beloved panda (she even has a TV channel dedicated to her) has traveled to China looking for a mate.  She and her chosen partner are expected to travel back to Thailand sometime next year.   While she is in China, she is available for adoption through PI.  Remember, however, that once she returns to Thailand, we will not be able to provide updates.

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Suzanne's Travel Journal is on the Blog

Before she left for China, Suzanne asked our friends on Facebook what they would like to hear about from her travels. She compiled a collection of short accounts from her time at the Bifengxia Panda Base that you can read on our blog:

PANDAS AROUND THE WORLD
Taipei's Panda Cub is "Officially" Named

After more than three months going by the nickname Yuanzai, Taipei Zoo's panda cub has finally gotten a real name thanks to online voters -- who unsurprisingly felt that the nickname was already a perfect fit.

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Atlanta's Twins Receive the Gift of Names on their 100th Day

Keeping with Chinese tradition, the twins at the Atlanta Zoo were given their names on their 100th day of life.  Cub A and Cub B, both males, received the names Mei Lun and Mei Huan, derived from a Chinese idiom meaning "something indescribably beautiful and magnificent".  The names were chosen by the public through online voting.
Watch a Video of their first 100 Days

Memphis Zoo Renews Contract for 10 More Years

The Memphis Zoo has extended its contract with China to keep pandas at the zoo for 10 more years. This year marked the end of Ya Ya and Le Le's first 10 year contract and the renewed contract ensures that pandas will still be among the zoo's residents for at least the next decade.

PANDA PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
Xin Nier and her 2013 Cub 

Wang Jia - September 2013
OTHER NEWS
Pandas
A poem by Claire M / Panda Protector

Pandas are smart,

Pandas are funny,

pandas are cute,

and cuddly too.

They are kind and like you,

If you hold a special place in your heart for them.

 

It is a fact but sad too,

pandas are endangered and we need to help them too.

 

How can we do that?

Think up ideas,

and soon you will have changed the world.

Pandas More Resilient to Change than Other Endangered Animals

Livescience.com posted an article recently talking about the genetic diversity of the Giant Panda.  Specifically, research shows that the Giant Panda's immune system is quite diverse suggesting that they may be more resilient to environmental change than previously thought.  The data collected may be used to help further develop the captive breeding programs that help perpetuate diversity and prioritize habitat restoration projects.

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HOLIDAY IDEAS
Instead of the latest techno-gadget this year....
why not get that black-and-white bear lover on your list a gift that also gives!


Adopt a Panda
Adopting a panda is a fun and easy way to have a direct impact on the daily life and care of our beloved pandas. While it is a symbolic adoption, your panda adoption is still a personal choice. You may have a specific panda in mind to adopt, or you can select from the many adults and cubs available for adoption. They all need to be taken care of and loved!

 Adoption Site

Sponsor a Panda
If you don't have a specific panda in mind, but still want to help the pandas, consider one of our sponsorship kits - available from $25 to $250, they are a fabulous gift for the panda fan in your life.

Holiday Sponsorships

A WARM THANK YOU...
To everyone who made our 2nd Annual Holiday Auction a success.  We had some fabulous items up for bid this year and want to thank everyone who participated. 
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