The latest news about the endangered giant pandas at the San Diego Zoo
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Megan Owen updates us on our new panda cub's progress after three days. http://sandiegozoo.org/pandacam
Bai Yun's cub shows healthy vigor during a brief water break. http://sandiegozoo.org/pandacam
Our famous panda youngster, Yun Zi, recently celebrated his third birthday. Join us on Sunday at 9am to see him enjoy another ice cake and more treats. You can also watch on Panda Cam http://sandiegozoo.org/pandacam or on our app http://sandiegozo...
Our giant panda team recently got their first look at the new cub. At approximately 9 p.m. on July 30, Bai Yun left the den for the first time to get a drink of water. Female pandas fast for several days after giving birth, but it's not unusual fo...
21-year-old female giant panda, Bai Yun, gave birth to her 6th cub on July 29, 2012 at 2:10pm. This makes us the most successful panda breeding facility outside of China, and it makes our mama bear one of the oldest pandas to give birth. Congrats ...
(From left to right) Associate director of veterinary services Meg Sutherland-Smith, animal care supervisor Gaylene Thomas, conservation program specialist Megan Owen, and senior public relations associate Jenny Mehlow discuss the zoo's recent pan...
Our 2-year-old panda, Yun Zi, enjoyed his very first snow day to kick off Jungle Bells 2011 (http://sandiegozoo.org/junglebells), and fans at home got to watch on our new HD Panda Cam. http://sandiegozoo.org/pandacam
Bai Yun celebrated her 20th birthday today with a delicious ice cake packed full of some of her favorite treats. Bai Yun, who's name means "white cloud" in Chinese, arrived at the San Diego Zoo in September 1996 on a research loan. Over the years,...
Animals explore their shiny new homes in our new Panda Trek exhibit, now open. Panda Trek takes guests on a journey through the forests of China to discover animals that share habitat with the giant panda, such as the red panda, Sichuan takin, and...
Today was Yun Zi's second birthday, and our forage warehouse team made him a gorgeous birthday cake for the occasion. He celebrated the way every two-year-old does--by making a mess! Help us buy Yun Zi a climbing tree for his birthday: http://ow.l...
Our giant panda, Yun Zi, has grown up so fast! Watch his progress from a tiny cub the size of a stick of butter to a full-grown bear. If you like pandas (and who doesn't!?), this video will make you melt. Watch on our kids page: http://kids.sandie...
Our new Panda Trek exhibit opens Summer 2011, and will take visitors on a journey to explore more of the world of pandas and other wildlife that share the forests of China. Check out the concept art: http://ow.ly/50lrR
We began weaning our 18-month-old panda, Yun Zi, from his mother, Bai Yun, this week.
After three weeks of renovation, our pandas enjoyed some welcome additions to their exhibit.
Our adorable little ball of cute, Yun Zi, enjoys his first birthday cake.
Zhen Zhen enjoys her ice cake for her third birthday.
Su Lin enjoys her ice cake for her fifth birthday.
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The San Diego Zoo was panda-party central on Sunday. In celebration of giant panda Zhen Zhen's (pronounced jun jun) first birthday and her sister Su Lin's third birthday, animal care staff arranged for the duo to have cake and presents in their ex...
As part of its ongoing effort to raise awareness about endangered species, the San Diego Zoo is hosting Bear Awareness Days from May 8 -- 11. This year's event will include the Zoo's newest ursid residents, two young grizzly bears and a baby panda...
Despite unusually high temperatures in San Diego County on Sunday, the San Diego Zoo was a cool place to be, at least if you were a giant panda. The pandas at the Giant Panda Research Station, including 8-month-old Zhen Zhen, cooled off in 15 tons...
Crowds of guests at the San Diego Zoo are enjoying watching the San Diego Zoo's 7-month-old giant panda cub as she explores her new surroundings at the Giant Panda Research Station.
For one week the San Diego Zoo's 7-month-old giant panda cub will be off exhibit with her mother as the pair transition to the Giant Panda Research Station.
San Diego Zoo visitors were able to see the "precious" 20-week-old giant panda cub for the first time beginning this weekend. Zhen Zhen (pronounced jun jun), which means precious in Chinese, will make her first public appearance Saturday, Dec....
The San Diego Zoo's 17-week-old giant panda cub has taken her first steps and received the last in a series of vaccinations to protect her from disease.
With the sounds of traditional Chinese music and the performance of a Chinese dance troupe in lion costumes, the San Diego Zoo unveiled the name of its 16-week-old giant panda cub: Zhen Zhen.
Our 18-week-old giant panda cub is becoming more adventurous as her mobility develops. Today, keepers found the cub with her mother in a garden room adjacent to the den she has lived in for the past four months.
The San Diego Zoo's giant panda cub reached a new milestone at her weekly veterinary exam: in just one week, several of her teeth emerged!
Female panda cub is normally very quiet and reserved, but today she showed the San Diego Zoo veterinarians that she can use her vocal cords too!
The San Diego Zoo's 8-week-old giant panda cub has been gaining one pound a week. At Thursday's weekly veterinary exam she weighed 6.5 pounds and measured 17 inches or 1.4 feet long.
When San Diego Zoo keepers gathered the 7-week-old giant panda cub for her weekly veterinary exam, the cub was sporting a milk mustache, evidence she is getting the proper nutrition to grow strong. Weighing in at 5.4 pounds, a gain of more than...
Veterinarians at the San Diego Zoo say the 6-week-old giant panda cub is a healthy girl. Weighing in at 67 ounces or 4 pounds and measuring 1.4 feet long, the cub is the third female giant panda born at the San Diego Zoo. The first wa...
According to Geoff Pye, San Diego Zoo senior veterinarian, determining the sex of a giant panda cub is no easy task. The veterinary team will wait for an opportunity to exam the cub one or two more times before announcing whether it is male or fem...
Covered in fine white fur, weighing a robust 23.5 ounces, and measuring 11.4 inches in length, a little bear is making a big impression as San Diego Zoo veterinarians examine the 20-day-old giant panda cub for the first time.
The San Diego Zoo's female giant panda Bai Yun surprised the Zoo's Giant Panda Conservation Team by demonstrating she was ready for breeding a couple of days earlier than anticipated. The male Gao Gao and Bai Yun were allowed to mate naturally. Th...
Seven light-footed clapper rails were released in the 915-acre San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve on Thursday. The endangered marsh birds were hatched at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Living Coast Discovery Center. More than 300 light-footed ...
Bai Yun's cub is progressing nicely. Read the latest blog by senior research technician Suzanne Hall: http://ow.ly/d6tQw Watch the cub develop on Panda Cam: http://sandiegozoo.org/pandacam
Our sixth giant panda cub received its first exam on August 23, 2012. The quick, 3-minute exam allowed staff just enough time to determine that the cub is healthy, thriving and weighs 1.5 pounds. Vets were able to listen to the cub's heart and lun...
In one corner, we have 7-month-old panda cub Xiao Liwu. In the other corner, we have 21-year-old mother of six cubs, Bai Yun. Who will win this showdown in the snow? http://www.sandiegozoo.org/pandacam
Panda cub Xiao Liwu enjoyed his first snow day with his mother, Bai Yun. Thanks to all the generous wish list donors that made it happen. http://www.sandiegozoo.org/wishlist