ANIMALS ASIA FOUNDATION-2010  MATILDA

PICTURED ABOVE IS MATILDA . I TOOK THESE PHOTOS IN FEBRUARY 2010

After two months of fundraising I am proud to announce to the purchasers of the “In a Perfect World” pendant set, that I am putting 50% of the money raised on this pendant towards the model for the artwork…”Matilda”.  That is $200.00 to help keep Mz. Matilda comfie and healthy at Animals Asia Foundation in Chengdu

ANIMALS ASIA FOUNDATION-2010  MATILDA ON LEFT

Matilda (left) is the girl I mentioned who was practically glued to one of her exercise pen mates “Bottom”  (right)  Thank you to Animals Asia Founder Jill Robinson, Nic and Alice for ID’ing these two bears for me.  Keeping track of names was not easy as I was so overwhelmed with bears and Jill’s stories….. and photographing them while I had this incredible opportunity I missed writing down a lot of names

JILL ROBINSON ANIMALS ASIA FOUNDATION FOUNDER  (ON RIGHT)

We were on a wonderful overlook platform viewing the bears a distance so the long lens came in handy.  I’m really pleased with the closeups I got of the moonbears from such a great distance.  Jill on right, Gayle on Left

ANIMALS ASIA FOUNDATION FEBRUARY 2010

Above image shows how far the bears were away from where we were standing on  the platform.  This was new since my 2006 visit and I could have stayed up there for hours observing the bears and their behaviors and antics.  What a feeling it must be to have this freedom!!!

ANIMALS ASIA FOUNDATION-2010  MATILDA

Matilda just melts me and I know she will melt you too!!!!

MATILDA LEFT, BOTTOM ON RIGHT , MOONBEARS AT ANIMALS ASIA FOUNDATION

Matilda and Bottom just hangin out and being FREE.  Its hard to  imagine any of these bears, now rescued, in such beautiful coat weight and condition, having been squeezed into body sized coffin style cages , with no freedom, very little nourishment, sick with infection…. mentally and socially deprived as well.

The trust and lack of fear so many of these bears exhibit are testament to the constant and loving care which  the AAF staff and volunteers provide  the moonbears in their charge 24/7.  The resiliency of the rescued bile farm bears dumbfounds me!!

EMPTY CRUSH CAGES FROM BILE FARMS AT ANIMALS ASIA FOUNDATION CHENGDU

Animals Asia keeps this pile of crush cages which they rescued the bile farm bears from as a grim reminder of the past for those bears but also a reminder of the new and better life for those who are now free.  Some unfortunate moonbears never had the chance to live long following their rescue due to the horrendous condition they were found in…….. but they are also no longer suffering which is a blessing .

Matilda on the left…Bottom on the right

SO THANK YOU ONE AN ALL FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS FUNDRAISER!!!

I hope you all are enjoying your pendants and wear them often!!  Every person who asks , “what is on your pendant” opens the door for you all to spread the word about the incredible work Animals Asia Foundation does for the moonbears!!!

IN A PERFECT WORLD pendant peeps are below!

Valerie Gilb

Elise Ney

Rachel Lepree

Christie Harper

Deb Hethorn

Tuula Tammelin

Deonaha Conlin

Michelle Padula

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MY NEW BOOK BLINDSPOT IS ON THE SHELVES!! 100% TO THE PANDAS!!!

CLICK BOOK COVER TO PREVIEW AND PURCHASE

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

CLICK THE IMAGE TO PURCHASE THIS NECKLACE AND GIFT TIN SET

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!!

SEE THE VIDEO PROMO FOR  “IN A PERFECT WORLD” BELOW

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.

Ying Ying's Cub/ WATER TRIBE'S "JING SHUI" by you.

Hello everyone!! Pandarazzi site has been down all day and I have been itching to show you all these pix of the Jing Shui!!   I’ll post them on the blog when my server decides it’s time…but for now, you can see her updated page here …they are the last 3 photos on the slideshow and some new text just below that too.


CLICK HERE TO SEE JING SHUI’S ADOPTION PAGE

Also don’t forget that PANDAS INTERNATIONAL is having their Mothers Day Ebay auction in progress.  You dont’ want to miss all the wonderful panda goodies up for bid, including a “one of a kind” stretched canvas I created which will be the 2010 Pandas International anniversary design for their shirts and panda ware. !!!

"Into the Sun" by Sandra Miller ©2008 by you.

The starting bid is only 1/5 of the gallery price of this ready to hang canvas over a stretcher frame and a stunning piece of unique panda art!!!  This is a one of a kind replica of the original.  NO OTHERS WILL BE MADE.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE AUCTIONS

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DONT FORGET THE DRAWING FOR THE CUSTOM JEWELRY IS TONITE AT THE BAMBOO TEAHOUSE

To get your name thrown into the hat you must be a Bamboo Teahouse Member…add your profile photo please

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Now a little teaser…… get those cameras out and start shooting wildlife (with the camera of course..lol).  I am in the midst of organizing an International photo contest which is going to be HOT STUFF!!!!  It is going to take a number of weeks to coordinate with my incredible helpers Elise and Camila…….but the muses are with us and this is going to be so incredible and far reaching! More to come soon!

If anyone here has connections with a corporation (assosicated with wildlife/ecology) or a National camera store chain who might be interested in sponsoring this event please contact me. Yep…it’s THAT BIG of a contest!!!!

WILDLIFE PHOTO CONTEST...COMING SOON! by you.

And the  PANDA JEWELRY IS BACK!!!  I will have some pieces ready for purchase next week and will announce it here.  A portion of the purchase price on all panda designs goes back in to the PROJECT PANDA fund which goes eventually to our projects with PANDAS INTERNATIONAL.

HAVE A PANTASTIC WEEKEND EVERYONE!!!!

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