Giant Panda

Who can resist the endearing face and lumbering ways of giant pandas? The San Diego Zoo has had a love affair with giant pandas ever since two of them came to visit for 100 days in 1987. In 1996, we worked out an agreement with China to house two adult pandas and their young offspring. We have three giant pandas: Bai Yun and Gao Gao; and Xiao Liwu, born at the Zoo in 2012. Bai Yun and Xiao Liwu have temporarily moved to a new habitat, during summer construction near their regular home at Panda Trek, and can now be seen at the bottom of Center Street, near Sun Bear Trail. Due to age-related health concerns, Gao Gao will remain behind the scenes in the current panda habitat. Our Giant Panda Team of keepers and researchers observe and study giant panda biology and behavior, in an effort to learn all we can about these endangered bears. You can watch our pandas daily on Panda Cam, too!

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