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2014_DC_Bao_Bao_14082320DC -- FONZ Event -- Pandas: Bao Bao's first birthday event
This was Bao Bao's first birthday.
2010_DC_FONZ_Donor_10013053DC -- FONZ Event -- Pandas: Goodbye to Tai Shan (Breakfast with a side of butter)
Breakfast. With a side of butter:
Friends of the National Zoo invites you to a continental breakfast celebration in the Panda House. Say good-bye to Butterstick (aka Tai Shan) and learn about the future of the National Zoo's Panda Science Program.
2006_DC_FONZ_Event_06070985DC -- FONZ Event -- Pandas: Tai Shan's first birthday event
This was Tai Shan's first birthday. The event included a press conference, followed by a viewing where he received a custom-made fruitsicle prepared by Zoo nutritionists. He was also presented with a new soccer ball and a baby pool filled with water, two new toys, generously provided by Fujifilm.
The...
2010_DC_FONZ_Farewell_10013093DC -- FONZ Event -- Pandas: Tai Shan Farewell Celebration
Tai Shan Farewell Celebration:
Come wish Tai Shan a fond farewell!
Tai Shan, the Zoo's four-and-a-half-year-old giant panda, leaves for China on February 4 to be part of the breeding program that will help sustain giant panda populations in the wild. Giant pandas are endangered—only about 1,600 are...
2005_DC_FONZ_Ceremony_05101738DC -- FONZ Event -- Pandas: Tai Shan naming announcement
From the 10/18/2005 Washington Post article by Karilyn Barker describing this event:

Panda Cub's Birthday Present: A Name
'Tai Shan,' Winning Choice of Online Voters, A Symbolic Nod to U.S.-China Friendship

The National Zoo's giant panda cub was officially dubbed Tai Shan yesterday and heralded...
2007_DC_FONZ_Ceremony_07042477DC -- FONZ Event -- Pandas: Tai Shan staying 2 more years announcement
Join us for breakfast and a special announcement about Tai Shan. John Berry, Director, Smithsonian National Zoological Park and Robert J. Lamb, Executive Director, Friends of the National Zoo cordially invite you to a special giant panda press conference and breakfast. Join us as we celebrate...
2013_DC_FONZ_Panda_13123041DC -- FONZ Viewing -- Pandas: Bao Bao pre-opening donor event
This was the first day donors were allowed to see the zoo's new panda cub, Bao Bao. We weren't allowed to post any pictures from the event until the little booger went on public display on January 18.
2016_DC_FONZ_Viewing_16010814DC -- FONZ Viewing -- Pandas: Meet Bei Bei (Day 1)
Your chance to meet giant panda cub, Bei Bei, is almost here! FONZ member preview week begins January 8.
2016_DC_FONZ_Viewing_16011132DC -- FONZ Viewing -- Pandas: Meet Bei Bei (Day 2)
Your chance to meet giant panda cub, Bei Bei, is almost here! FONZ member preview week begins January 8. This time the little booger was much more active!
2005_DC_FONZ_Viewing_05111741DC -- FONZ Viewing -- Pandas: Tai Shan cub pre-opening donor event
This was a pre-opening donor event that gave you quite awhile to gawk at the new panda cub. Very cute! The mother was playing outside for the first 45 minutes while we watched the cub. Eventually, she came in, casually took a sniff of her cub, he took a swing at her, and she decided he was okay and...
1981_DC_SINZ_Panda2DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas
1998_DC_SINZ_Panda26DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas
1999_DC_SINZ_Panda1DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas
2000_DC_SINZ_Panda1DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas
Condolence poster for Hsing-Hsing.
2001_DC_SINZ_Panda19DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas
They had put the two adults together trying to see if they'd mate. Not quite...
2002_DC_SINZ_Panda82DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas
2003_DC_SINZ_Panda20DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas
2004_DC_SINZ_Panda10DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas
2005_DC_SINZ_Panda24DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas
2006_DC_SINZ_Panda253DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas
Mostly pictures of Tai Shan, the cub
2007_DC_SINZ_Panda9DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas
2008_DC_SINZ_Panda6DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas
2010_DC_SINZ_Panda126DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas
I photographed Tai Shan a bit before he was sent back to China on February 4. His final goodbye celebration was during a snow day.
2012_DC_SINZ_Panda5DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas
2013_DC_SINZ_Panda14DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas
2014_DC_SINZ_Panda41DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas
Another chance to visit Bao Bao, the new panda cub. Also the one-year birthday event for him -- with surprisingly bad access for members.
2015_DC_SINZ_Panda13DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas
2019_DC_SINZ_Panda67DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas
Pics taken way too early in the morning during the member event before the Bye Bye, Bei Bei public celebration of Bei Bei's departure for China.
2020_DC_SINZ_Panda11DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas
2021_DC_SINZ_Panda44DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas
2022_04_17B2_SINZ_Panda65DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas


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