Pandas at China’s Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center
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Pandas at China’s Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center
A scene at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong last year. The reserve is very near the epicenter of the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that killed tens of thousands of people in China on Monday, but the animals and attendants at the park were reported safe. (LIU JIN, AFP/Getty Images)
Pandas at China’s Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center
Giant panda Hua Mei, shown in July 2004, after she had cubs. Hua Mei was born at the San Diego Zoo but was later sent to Wolong. (Chen Xie, Associated Press)
Pandas at China’s Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center
Hua Mei as a 3-year-old at the San Diego Zoo. (Karen Tapia-Andersen / Los Angeles Times)
Pandas at China’s Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center
Bai Yun hugs her cub, Hua Mei, at the San Diego Zoo in 2000. (San Diego Zoo)
Pandas at China’s Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center
Hua Mei, born at the San Diego Zoo in 2002, was the first giant panda born in the Western Hemisphere since 1990. (Los Angeles Times)
Pandas at China’s Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center
Bai Yun with her cub, Hua Mei, in 2001. (San Diego Zoo)
Pandas at China’s Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center
Giant panda Hua Mei marks her first birthday with her mother, Bai Yun, at the San Diego Zoo in 2000. (Denis Poroy, Associated Press)
Pandas at China’s Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center
Zookeeper Kathy Hawk in San Diego with Hua Mei in 2000. (San Diego Zoo)
Pandas at China’s Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center
Mei Sheng, another San Diego Zoo panda and Hua Mei’s brother, in 2004 with an ice block sculpted as the number 1 in celebration of his first birthday. (Lenny Ignelzi, Associated Press)
Pandas at China’s Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center
Mei Sheng, at 9 months, with mother Bai Yun in the San Diego exhibit. (Ken Bohn, AFP/Getty Images)
Pandas at China’s Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center
Bai Yun and Mei Sheng in 2003. (Don Tormey, Los Angeles Times)
Pandas at China’s Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center
Bai Yun cuddles her infant, Mei Sheng, born at the San Diego Zoo in August, 2003. (Don Tormey, Los Angeles Times)
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