Giant panda holding enrichment paper mâché balloon in its paws.
Animals

Giant Panda

At A Glance

  • Conservation Status: Threatened
  • Location: Panda Canyon
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  • 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 currently have two giant pandas: Xiao Liwu, born at the Zoo in 2012; and his mother, Bai Yun. Bai Yun and Xiao Liwu can be seen in their habitat at Panda Trek, near the Giant Panda Research Station. 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.

    Giant panda Bai Yun and cub.
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