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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ABOVE IS XIAO HUA ..THE WOOD TRIBE CUB (CHINESE GIVEN NAME IS “YOU YOU”)

After a call to renew our Adoption tribe cubs from Carrie at Pandas International, I put out the word and we were able to collect 510.00 from the various adoptees in all 4 tribes to renew one of the cubbies!! In this economy and especially  over the holidays , I was THRILLED to say the least that we were able to collect enough for even ONE!!

Thank you so much for your quick response  my friends!!  The cub I chose to renew was the Wood Tribe cub based on thinking she was still going to stay at Bifengxia while I am visiting China…but lo and behold the entire LOT of Bifengxia cubs…10 of them have been chosen to go to Shanghai for the World Expo.  They recently arrived at their new home and are doing great!! See the video and info below.  ALL 4 of your cubs are in Shanghai

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A HUGE THANK YOU TO CARRIE AND TOBI AT PANDAS INTERNATIONAL for all your work on these group adoptions.

ANOTHER FANTASTIC NEWS REPORT ON THE BABIES IS HERE WITH  XIAO HUA IN HERE SOMEWHERE

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Ten giant pandas will go to Shanghai, host of the 2010 World Expo, for a year-long display next year, the municipal information office said Thursday.

The pandas, six females and four males, include two twins, said Li Desheng, deputy director of the Wolong National Nature Reserve Administration Bureau.

They were all born in the Ya’an Bifeng Gorge Breeding Base in the southwestern province of Sichuan after the deadly Wenchuan earthquake on May 12 2008, Li said.

The group will fly to Shanghai in a chartered plane early next year, the office said. They will go on display in the Shanghai Zoo in the first half of 2010 and on display in the Shanghai Wildlife Zoo in the second half.

The zoos have built new or renovated existing exhibition areas and established bamboo supply bases to ensure sufficient food for the pandas, said Cai Youming, deputy head of the Shanghai municipal forestry bureau.

Giant pandas, known for being sexually inactive, are among the world’s most endangered animals due to shrinking habitat.

There are about 1,600 giant pandas living in China’s wild, mostly in Sichuan and the northwestern provinces of Shaanxi and Gansu.

China has built 62 giant panda nature reserves that cover 3.2 million hectares and are home to 70 percent of the animals in wild, according to the State Forestry Administration.

Source: Xinhua

Hello my friends. Wow has the Panda Club in China and Carrie at Pandas International been busy bringing us updates.  Here they ALL are in one place for your panda “oooooooohing and ahhhhhhhing ” pleasure!!!

The FIRE TRIBE cubbie will be in a separate update

The cubs have all had their official naming ceremonies and now have their names besides our nicknames we chose s you will see above each set of pix

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BELOW…..WATER TRIBE…Jing Shui’s official name is now YUN YUN

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WATER TRIBE ADOPTED CUB...nickname Jing Shui by you.

Yun Yun- Ying Ying’s cub: This baby is one of the heaviest weight in 13 same age pandas. She likes climbing the railings, she is good at climb on the railings or playing on wooden stand . Weight is 20kg in March.  She foods milk 900g every day . Her birth weight was 173.5g.

WATER TRIBE ADOPTED CUB...nickname Jing Shui by you.

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BELOW…..ETERNITY TRIBE…Yong Xin’s official name is now WU YANG

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update on Yong Xin (Cao Cao’s cub) and information on your cub’s official name (Wu Yang) and naming ceremony. It’s very interesting.  A picture of the 2008 cub family is attached- adorable! Also, I sent a picture of your cub Yong Xin with An An (the second twin of Guo Guo adopted and named by Mr. Huang Xiaoming of China).

Wu Yang- Cao Cao’s cub: The cub doesn’t likes sport but likes sleep on wooden stand. His keeper care for him painstakingly when he was weaned to study drinking milk through bowl. First, it take 12 days to drink milk through feeding bottle; then it take 12 days to drink milk through bowl. Weight is 16kg in March. He  foods milk 900g every day. Weight is 20kg in May.

Wu Yang: Male, born at 7:29 a.m. on 6th August, 2008.His birth weight was 206.7g. He was the first baby of his mother, Cao Cao. Although Wu Yang was Cao Cao’s first cub, Cao Cao did a great job taking care of Wu Yang. “Thanks Ceremony” (Guangzhou station, Guangdong province) named him Wu Yang. In folk tale, the City of Guangzhou was the City of the Five Sheeps, which in Chinese was called “Wu Yang”. It means that the people of Guangzhou wished the baby to grow up healthily and his life to be wonderful.

ETERNITY TRIBE cub adoption July 09 pix by you.

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BELOW…..METAL AND WOOD TRIBES…INFO ON YOUR CUBBIES GENDER FROM CARRIE

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Hi Sandra,

I emailed the Panda Club because I was confused about the gender of Long Xin’s twins. The initial information I received after the cubs were born said the first born was a female. But I recently received the official names of the 2008 cubs and it says the first born is a male. As you know, it is hard to tell the gender of pandas because the “parts” are very small. In fact, I just went through a similar situation with a panda we thought was a male but “he” turned out to be a girl!

I want to make sure you know about this information. Below is the email I received yesterday on the twin’s gender. I’ll send updates on your babies in another email. (NOTE FROM SANDRA….I didn’t attach email from Panda center as it is a bit confusing but I trust Carrie and the Panda Center on this one..lol)

THE OFFICIAL NAMES OF YOUR TWINS

JIN XIN IS OUR METAL  TRIBE NICKNAME

You You: (the elder brother of the twins given birth by Long Xin in 2008) Male, was born at 2:55 a.m. on 21st July, 2008. His birth weight was 129g. He was named after the “Thanks Ceremony” of Chengdu city of Sichuan. Carrefour Corporation in Chengdu adopted her and named her “YouYou”, which means that the God blesses Sichuan, meanwhile this name showed their wish of Sichuan becoming better and better in the future

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XIAO HUA IS OUR WOOD TRIBE NICKNAME

Han Yuan: (the younger sister of the twins given birth by Long Xin in 2008) Female, was born at 4:17 a.m. on 21st July, 2008. Her birth weight was 111.4g. She was named after the “Thanks Ceremony” in Wuhan city. It implied the Wuhan City’s support of the stricken area of Hanyuan county.

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BELOW…..WOOD  TRIBE…XIAO HUA’s official name is now YOU YOU

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WOOD TRIBE JULY2009

You You- Long Xin’s 1st cub 2008:  The cub very likes sport, he always wish to play with keepers. Weight is 17kg in March. He foods milk 900g every day. Weight is 21kg in May.

WOOD TRIBE JULY2009

BELOW…both the WOOD and METAL tribe twins together!! ToTAL cuteness!!

WOOD-METALTRIBE TWINS JULY2009

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BELOW…..METAL  TRIBE…JIN XIN’s official name is now HAN YUAN

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Han Yuan- Long Xin’s 2nd cub 2008:  The cub very likes sport too, she always wish to play with keepers or other panda babies. Weight is 17kg in March, It foods milk 900g every day. Weight is 21kg in May.

Han Yuan: (the younger sister of the twins given birth by Long Xin in 2008) Female, was born at 4:17 a.m. on 21st July, 2008. Her birth weight was 111.4g. She was named after the “Thanks Ceremony” in Wuhan city. It implied the Wuhan City’s support of the stricken area of Hanyuan county.

METAL TRIBE JULY 2009 by you.

METAL TRIBEJULY 2009 by you.

Thank you so very much Carrie , Pandas International and the Panda Club in Biefengxia for all these wonderful updates and stunning photographs.  I did some adjusting of exposure to bring out details better . Some were a bit dark but turned out great.  OMG this is the biggest cuteness overload we have had so far!!! Thank you one and all for your participation in these 5 adoption projects.

As soon as I return from Egypt this fall I will start another adoption if anyone is interested in hopping on board.  If you commit now (only 10 spots available) , you don’t need to pay the 50.00 until October 2009 OR we can do a few installments to make things easier on the wallet!

I will update each cub’s DIARY this week as well

Hugs……Sandra