Latest Giant pandas News

The last pandas at any US zoo are expected to leave Atlanta for China this fall

May. 17, 2024 12:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The last U.S. zoo with pandas in its care expects to say goodbye to the four giant bears this fall. Zoo Atlanta is making preparations to return panda parents Lun Lun and Yang Yang to China along with their American-born twins Ya Lun and Xi Lun, zoo officials said...

Pair of giant pandas set to travel from China to San Diego Zoo under conservation partnership

Apr. 29, 2024 05:51 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A pair of giant pandas will soon make the journey from China to the U.S., where they will be cared for at the San Diego Zoo as part of an ongoing conservation partnership between the two nations, officials said Monday. The San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance said its...

San Francisco mayor announces the city will receive pandas from China

Apr. 19, 2024 04:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — San Francisco is the latest U.S. city preparing to receive a pair of pandas from China, in a continuation of Beijing’s famed “panda diplomacy.” San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced the panda loan in Beijing on Friday, alongside officials from China...

South Koreans bid emotional farewell to beloved panda leaving for China

Apr. 03, 2024 10:44 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A crowd of people, some weeping, gathered at a rain-soaked amusement park in South Korea to bid farewell to a beloved giant panda before her departure to China on Wednesday. Fu Bao has been a major attraction at the Everland theme park near Seoul since she...