Bai Yun – San Diego Zoo by Rita Petita Via …

Bai Yun - San Diego Zoo

Bai Yun – San Diego Zoo by Rita Petita

Via Flickr:

Bai Yun will celebrate her 27th birthday on Friday Septemer 7th 2018. This will be her 22nd year at the San Diego Zoo and we are all the better for it.

Bai Yun arrived at the San Diego Zoo in 1996, she was five years old. She and her breeding first partner Shi Shi had the first panda cub, Hua Mei, outside of China to survive into adulthood.

Later she and her second breeding partner Gao Gao produced another five cubs, all born at the San Diego Zoo. All five cubs conceived through natural breeding. Gao Gao knows his stuff.