BAI XUE October 2010 Photo Courtesy Pandas International

BAI XUE October 2010 Photo Courtesy Pandas International

Photo courtesy Pandas International

FROM CARRIE PHILLIPS, OUR ADOPTION COORDINATOR FOR THE YIN YANG TRIBE! THANK YOU!!

You can read more about the  process of adopting Bai Xue HERE

Hi Sandra,  Please share this update and adorable pictures of Bai Xue with the Yin Yang Tribe. Such a cutie!

BAI XUE

Now your baby’s weight is 112 kg.  Every day it has bamboo of about 15 kg, 2,400 g Wowotou, 400 g carrot, 400 g apple, and 1 kg bamboo shoot.  It has a good appetite.  Even though it is very hot these months, it has no influence on its appetite at all.  But it has less movement.  Most of the time, it stays in the den to for rest and sleeping. It goes into the playground to walk when it is cool.  It has a good relationship with its keepers. As soon as it hears keepers are calling it, it would go to them.  Very cute.

Thank you Yin Yang Tribe for your adoption!

Carrie Phillips
Pandas International

BAI XUE October 2010 Photo courtesy Panda International

And below you will find my latest painting I just finished yesterday, available right now as art cards and a 2011 poster style calendar, which also echoes the styling of the Chinese Scroll calendars we see all over in Asia as well as Chinese Restaurants in the U.S.  The colors are rich and saturated yet with a softness and glow to bring out the best in this sweet child with her panda cub

Every Childs Dream....by Sandra Miller ©2010

Stickers, Greeting cards, and Tote Bags!

Hello my friends.  Oh my goodness there is so much panda news I will have to spoon it out in mini-doses with today’s 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!!!

You You 3

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. meters and the backyard and the bamboo forest is 7,000 sq. meters.

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 number 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

NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

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!!

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!!!

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  https://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 of 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

CLICK HERE TO GO DIRECTLY TO YOUTUBE TO SEE THE VIDEO LARGER AND IN HIGH DEFINITION

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 was 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.

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WHERE DID 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 collector’s 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 them 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 another’s involvement, 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!!

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

Hugs, Sandra Miller

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