Giant Pandas in Madrid
Zoo Madrid has 4 giant pandas: Bing Xing, Hua Zuiba, Po & De De
Return of the giant panda
On September 7, 2007 a new couple of giant pandas, Bing Xing & Hua Zuiba, arrived in Spain. The pandas will live in Madrid for 10 years as a part of an International Conservation Cooperation Project between China and Spain. The joint project was a goodwill gesture promised by the Chinese government during a visit by the Spanish Queen Sofia to China in June 2007.
On September 19, 2007 Queen Doña Sofía opened the remodified giant panda exhibit of Zoo Madrid.
Bing Xing (male) was born on September 1, 2000 at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
He has studbook number 519.
His name means “Star of Ice” in Chinese.
His mother is Bing Bing (314) and his father is Ha Lan (287).
He was loaned to Hangzhou Wild Animal World on January 9, 2002. He moved to the Chengdu Zoo on February 12, 2004. He returned to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding on October 9, 2005.
He came to Zoo Madrid on September 8, 2007 with Hua Zuiba.
Hua Zuiba (female) was born on September 16, 2003 at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
She has studbook number 576.
Her name means “Beauty Mouth” in Chinese.
Her mother is Cheng Cheng (297) and her father is Ping Ping (377).
She came to Zoo Madrid on September 8, 2007 with Bing Xing.
Po & De De
Po (male) & De De (male) were born on September 7, 2010 at Zoo Madrid.
Their mother is Hua Zuiba (576) and his father is Bing Xing (519).