The names for the 2011 Panda Cubs at the Bifengxia and Wolong Panda Bases in China have been revealed. One special cub has been named after Pandas International’s Director, Suzanne Braden!
Can you figure out which one?
Best Present Ever! by Suzanne Braden
It has been my honor and privilege for the past twelve years to work as the Volunteer Director of Pandas International, dedicated to Saving the Giant Pandas! I have made many great friends and developed a wonderful working relationship with the Vets and Staff of the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Pandas. Words cannot express my delight when Dr. Wang asked if I would like to have one of the 2011 cubs named after me in appreciation for my service to the Pandas. I selected Zhang Ka’s second daughter, as I too am a second daughter.
Suzanne was translated as “Su Shan.” And after meeting her in September both mother Suzanne and dad Jerry fell in love with their newly adopted, beautiful girl.