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Giant Panda Zoo History

 

• Discovery of the giant panda »

The french missionary Armand David introduced "the black and white bear from China" to the west in 1869.

 

• The first giant panda outside of China »

Su Lin arrived at the Brookfield Zoo, Chicago, U.S.A on Februari 8, 1937.

 

• Giant panda breeding »

Cubs were born in China, Mexico City, Madrid, Washington D.C. Tokyo, Nanki-Shirahama,

San Diego, Atlanta, Kobe, Vienna & Chiang Mai

 

 

 

 

Auckland Zoo

 

Auckland, New Zealand

 

Giant Panda Zoo 1988-1989

 

 

 

 

Auckland Zoo

 

Auckland Zoo

 

 

 

   

History of Giant Pandas in Auckland

 

Auckland Zoo had 2 giant pandas: Xiao Xiao & Fei Fei

 

In 1988 a couple of giant pandas visited Australia as a major part o a bi-lateral cultural agreement between Australia and the People's Republic of China honouring Australia's Bicentenary. After their stay in Melbourne and Sydney, Xiao Xiao and Fei Fei visited New Zealand. They lived at the Auckland Zoo from October 1988 until January 1989.

 

 

 

Xiao Xiao

 

Xiao Xiao (male) was born approximately in 1984. He was captured in May 1985 in Baishuijiang and lived at the Baishuijiang Nature Reserve. After his trip to Australia and New Zealand he returned to Baishuijiang. In 1990 he lived in Chengdu and in 1991 in Wolong. Since September 1994 he lives at Jinan Zoo.

 

 

 

Fei Fei

 

Fei Fei (female) was born approximately in 1984. She was captured in May 1985 in Baishuijiang and lived at the Baishuijiang Nature Reserve. She died on December 26, 1989 in Baishuijiang.

 

 

 

 

The Present of Auckland Zoo

 

Visit www.aucklandzoo.co.nz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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