Auckland, New Zealand
Giant Panda Zoo 1988-1989
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 (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 (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.