Pandas in the United States

San Diego Zoo – San Diego, CA

Official Website: www.sandiegozoo.org/
Panda Cam: www.sandiegozoo.org/pandacam/

Bai Yun “White Cloud” (female) was born on September 7, 1991 at the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Panda in Wolong.

Gao Gao “Big Big” (male). He was wild born and his birth year is estimated to be 1992. He was found seriously injured and nursed back to health at the Fengtongzhai Nature Reserve. He arrived at the San Diego Zoo on January 15, 2003.

Xiao Liwu ” Little Gift” (male) was born July 29, 2012 at the San Diego Zoo.

Returned to China:
Hua Mei “China USA” (female) was born on August 21, 1999 at the San Diego Zoo.  Her mother is Bai Yun and father is Shi Shi “Rock.” She was returned to the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Panda in Wolong in 2004 and relocated to the Bifengxia Panda Base following the May 2008 earthquake. Hua Mei has had seven cubs to date.

Mei Sheng “Born in the USA” or “Beautiful Life” (male) was born on August 19, 2003 at the San Diego Zoo. His mother is Bai Yun and father is Gao Gao. He was returned to the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Panda in Wolong in 2007 and relocated to the Bifengxia Panda Base following the May 2008 earthquake.

Su Lin “A Little Bit of Something Very Cute” (female) was born on August 2, 2005 at the San Diego Zoo. Her mother is Bai Yun and father is Gao Gao. She was returned with her sister to China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Panda at Bifengxia in 2010.

Yun Zi “Son of Cloud” (male) was born on August 5, 2009 at the San Diego Zoo. He was returned to the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Pandas in 2014.

Zhen Zhen “Precious” (female) was born on August 3, 2007 at the San Diego Zoo.
Her mother is Bai Yun and father is Gao Gao. She was returned with her sister to China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Panda at Bifengxia in 2010.

Zoo Atlanta – Atlanta, GA

Official Website: www.zooatlanta.org/
Panda Cam: www.zooatlanta.org/1212/panda_cam

Lun Lun, (female) was born on August 25, 1997 at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. She is named for Taiwanese rock star, Su Huilun, who adopted her.

Yang Yang, “Little Sea” (male) born on September 9, 1997 at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.

Mei Lun and Mei Huan, Zoo Atlanta’s first set of twins (both female) were born July 15, 2013.

Returned to China:
Mei Lan “Atlanta’s Beauty” (male) born on September 6, 2006. He was returned to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in February 4, 2010.

Xi Lan (male) born on August 30, 2008.
His mother is Lun Lun and his father is Yang Yang.  Xi Lan was returned to China May 2014.

Po (female) born on November 3, 2010.  Actor Jack Black, who voiced the iconic character of Po the panda in Kung Fu Panda, was present for the naming of the newborn panda cub. Name can mean “precious” or “treasure.”  Po was returned to China May 2014.

Memphis Zoo – Memphis, TN

Official Website: www.memphiszoo.org
Panda Cam: http://www.memphiszoo.org/pandacam

Ya Ya “Beautiful Little Girl” (female) was born on August 3, 2000 at the Beijing Zoo, China.
Her mother is Li Li (9/18/1986) and father Ying Ying (8/15/1991).

Le Le “Happy Happy” (male) was born on July 18, 1998 at the Chongquing Zoo, China.
His mother is Xin Xing (wild born) and father is Chuan Chuan (wild born).

Smithsonian National Zoo – Washington, DC

Official Website: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/
Panda Cam: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/GiantPandas/default.cfm?cam=LP2

Mei Xiang “Beautiful Frangrance” (female) was born on July 22, 1998 at the  China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Panda in Wolong. Her mother is Xue Xue (wild born) and father is Lin Lan (wild born).

Tian Tian “More More” (male) was born on August 27, 1997 at the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Panda in Wolong. His mother is Yong Ba (wild born) and father is Pan Pan (wild born).

Bao Bao –  “Precious Treasure” (female) Born August 23, 2013 to Mei Xiang and Tian Tian.

Returned to China:
Tai Shan “Peaceful Mountain” (male) was born on July 9, 2005 at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC. His mother is Mei Xiang and father is Tian Tian. He was returned to Bifengxia Panda Base on February 4, 2010.