Hello my friends.  Oh my goodness there is so much panda news I will have to spoon it out in mini doses with todays being a cubdate on our Wood Tribe cubbie  XIAO HUA (“You You”) !!  Below is what Carrie received from the Panda Club at Bifengxia about your baby who is growing up SO fast!!  Thank you so BEARY much for this wonderful update!!!

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Hi Sandra,

I hope you’re doing well! It’s hard to believe that it’s almost the end of September. Please share this recent update and adorable picture of your panda Xiao Hua (You You) with the Wood Tribe. He is so cute and he’s really grown!

You You:
Your baby was moved from Shanghai Zoo to Shanghai Wild Animal Park with other nine “Expo Pandas” on June 28 and met with the visitors on June 30.  To welcome them, the park specially built an “Expo Panda House”.  The Panda House occupies 10,000 sp. m, of which the exhibition area is 3,000 sq. m and the backyard and the bamboo forest is 7,000 sq. m.

The exhibition area was equipped with running water, trees, wooden swing, slides, etc, for them to play and climb.  In a word, the design of the Panda House reflected the concept of ecological environmental protection and fits for the giant pandas’ lively habit.  Your baby adapted to the new environment quickly.  Now its weight is 64.5 kg.  Every day it has bamboo of 12 kg, 600 g Wowotou, a small amount of apples and carrot and milk of two times.

Because of the hot weather these months, many pandas have less bamboo.  So does your baby. That’s why it lost weight.  On July 6, CCRCGP held a group birthday party for the ten “Expo Pandas” at Shanghai Wild Animal Park.  Many of their adopters from all over the world came to the park to celebrate for them and give their best wishes to them.  Because your baby is over two years old.  The keepers are going to ablactation for them.  Now they have reduced the thickness of the milk so that the pandas can finish ablactation smoothly.

Please thank the Wood Tribe for their adoption! We appreciate their support.

Carrie

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AND A REMINDER THAT THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010 IS THE FINAL DAY FOR JOINING OUR MOONBEAR BEFRIENDING THROUGH YOUR NECKLACE PURCHASE.

Your purchase of this stunning limited production moonbear pendant  will have 50% of the proceeds going towards helping one of the moonbears at Animals Asia Foundation.  Our chosen bear will be announced next week!!

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And if all this isn’t excitement enough…………you can see from the sidebar that the long anticipated release of my panda book called BLINDSPOT is on the horizon……coming to the bookshelves THIS COMING FRIDAY, October 1 2010.  Stay tuned for my newsletter announcement coming Friday as well.

We are back from our trip to the panda and moonbear centers in China as well as a wonderful warm side trip in Thailand and I have so much to tell I hardly know where to start.  If you have been following along on my blog at  http://graffitigossip.com you know all about the panda I chose for our next group  adoption via PANDAS INTERNATIONAL….a stunning (formerly) wild panda named Bai Xue

ABOVE: ME HAVING MY PHOTO TAKEN WITH “WU JUN” WHO IS TAI SHANS NEW NEIGHBOR

I chose Bai Xue for her unmistakable black “beauty mark” on her muzzle and her history of being a wild child, as she was the panda who disappeared from the panda center she was at for 5  years, then miraculously returned!!  Just one look at her Bifengxia clay dipped bum and you know this girl marches to the beat of a different drummer.  How endearing can one panda get….and to top it off she is a wonderful mommy at the age or 20 years it is estimated

ABOVE: A photo of our new adoption gal Bai Xue I took on February 8, 2010

SEE THE VIDEO BELOW OF BAI XUE I DID LAST WEEK HIGHLIGHTING THE PHOTOS AND VIDEO I TOOK OF HER  IN FEBRUARY

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I have so much to tell you about all the pandas, moonbears and elephants we met along the way,  but this update is  for our beautiful Bai Xue, who is asking  for your help in completing this group adoption, as we still need 250.00 of the 500.00 required by Pandas International to finalize the sponsorship of our girl

OUR ADOPTION DEN INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS SO FAR:

Eunice Messer    Wendy Bouzid         David Keen         Bonnie Young       Diana Hillygus

Lori  Love        Lois Dubs                        Patricia Markby                 Stephanie Smith

Above: another  photo taken on our visit in February 2010

I decided to extend the deadline until APRIL 1, 2010 and you may easily pay 25.00 or more for your adoption pledge via Paypal or a check or money order

For Paypal, use the CHIPIN widget in the right hand column on the PANDARAZZI BLOG….CLICK HERE

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WHERE DOES MY ADOPTION MONEY GO??????  CLICK HERE FOR MUCH MORE INFORMATION

ABOVE: Bai Xue and one of her 2008 cubs.  Photo by Pandas International

Regardless of how you choose to pay, each of the contributors will be receiving a downloadable panda artwork I designed just for our group with a value of 45.00.  You may print this artwork as cards or a make a framed print for your own use ,as a thank you from me for your generosity and caring .

This very special panda art design  will not be sold anywhere at any time, so it will be a collectors item.  I will reveal the design  as soon as our adoption is finalized.

ABOVE: PHOTO BY PANDAS INTERNATIONAL OF ONE OF BAI XUES 2008 CUBS

ABOVE: 2008 CUB OF BAI XUE…PANDAS INTERNATIONAL PHOTO

ABOVE: 2008 BAI XUE CUBBIE…PHOTO COURTESY PANDAS INTERNATIONAL

Thank you all so very much for your  support of the group adoptions at PANDARAZZI. My dream is to  continue to be able to provide a way to help others be a part of these unique adoptions  of the China pandas by making then affordable for all who wish to participate.   A 500.00 adoption can be out of reach for many caring panda people who would love to be involved. Being part of the “adoption den” you really see your donation dollars in action!!

By providing a platform at PANDARAZZI where we all can shake down our piggy banks and pool our resources  as a team , we all benefit from one anothers involvement in in turn help each panda we sponsor with plentiful bamboo, medications, round the clock TLC by the nannies and keepers.  Not to mention the AWESOME updates and photos which Carrie and the Bifengxia photographers provide us during the course of the year!!j

BAI XUE SENDS HER PANDA LUV AND THANKS YOU ..XIE XIE !!!!!!

Hugs, Sandra Miller

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LEARN MUCH MORE ABOUT OUR CHINA TRIP STARTING FEBRUARY 6TH HERE

As if being a part of our amazing journey as an armchair tourist isn’t adventure enough……think what a lasting memory you can give to yourself or a loved one for Valentines Day or Chinese New Year by being a part of our YIN YANG TOUR GROUP PANDA ADOPTION !!

In cooperation with PANDAS INTERNATIONAL and Bifengxia Panda Base in China, and our incredible adoption coordinator Carrie Phillips, I am proud to offer this exciting opportunity to a very special group of individuals (thats you guys…my blog readers!)

We will SHARE in the one year adoption of not only a panda………but a panda you will be meeting on our visit to Bifengxia on February 8, 2010 (7th China time) via this blog. What a perfect way to help this endangered species and be a part of a $500.00 adoption that can be out of reach for many in this economy..AND you are getting a bonus virtual vacation to China and Thailand to boot!!!

Each person donating a minimum of $25.00 USD will receive an adoption certificate from Pandas International and be listed on my website under the adoptions tab at PANDARAZZI MAGAZINE

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As she always does, Carrie will be sending us updates as she gets them from the Bifengxia Panda Base

OUR DEADLINE FOR RAISING $500.00 IS MARCH 1, 2010

In the event we go over 500.00 we will apply that towards the same pandas care.

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DONATE 25.00 OR MORE VIA PAYPAL ANY WHERE YOU SEE THIS CHIPIN WIDGET ON MY BLOG..FUNDS GO DIRECTLY TO PANDAS INTERNATIONAL AND ARE TAX DEDUCTABLE .

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ANY SUPPORT YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THIS EXCITING PROJECT.

PARTICIPATION IN THIS GROUP ADOPTION IS NOT AT ALL REQUIRED TO ENJOY AND PARTICIPATE IN THE TRAVELBLOGUE. THIS IS JUST A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE WHO ARE WANTING AN EXTRA SPECIAL “MEMENTO” OF THEIR VIRTUAL CHINA TRIP