Wednesday, January 21, 2009

San Diego Zoo


This is Bai Yun.




She is the most wonderful panda mom in the world.


This is Gao Gao.



He's a nut but he does know how to get the job done.

When we first met Bai Yun they had a mate for her named Shi Shi. Not much interest there. Turns out he was older than they thought but through artificial insemination he became the father of Hua Mei. She now is the mom to three sets of twins in Woolong, China.

Bai Yun and Gao Gao are having no problem with the mating thing and have produced one son, Mei Shing and two daughters, Su Lin and Zhing Zhing.

In the wild, mom weans the cub at 18 months to get ready to mate again. The youngest cub is now 17 months old, mom is already snapping at her and trying to get into Gao Gao's turf. Ya think she's ready for the next cub?

She is an amazing girl and already has quite a legacy!

3 comments:

9 of Nine said...

You know, really, aren't Asian names just too fun???

We have lame names like Ruth and Becky. How boring are we?

B. Perky said...

Maybe they think the same about our names?

I don't think our names are boring.

Ruth the Gleaner and grandmother to King David.

Rebecca (Rebekah) the grandmother to the 12 tribes.

B. Perky said...

Okay, according to an internet site, Ruth means companion which translates to Tongban. Rebecca means servant of God, in Chinese, Shangdi yongren.

See? We have interesting names.