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 adventuring 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 (that’s 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

Pandas International

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 WAS MARCH 1, 2010

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

PANDAS INTERNATIONAL PHOTO

This fundraiser closed in 2010.  Thank you to everyone who helped!!!

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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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for tons of info coming up about my upcoming China /Thailand Journey in Early February!!

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

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SECOND VIDEO

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