10 Additional Zoos Where You Can See Giant Pandas Worldwide

Below are 10 additional zoos to see Giant Pandas as well as those that just got pandas this year.

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Extremely Rare Triplet Panda Cubs At Chimelong Safari Park During Their Last Birthday (Photo; Chimelong Safari Park)

Some time back, we compiled a list of the best places to see giant pandas worldwide.

In this post we’re going to look at 10 more zoos including those that acquired pandas recently as well as those that are a bit off the beaten path.

Here are 10 additional zoos to see Giant Pandas worldwide.

Additional/New Zoos To See Giant Pandas

1) Zoo Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

If you happen to be in Kuala Lumpur definitely make a beeline for the Zoo Negara (National Zoo).

This zoo is home to 2 adult pandas, Xing Xing and Liang Liang. They’ve been there since May 2014 and had a female cub together in August 2015. However, their cub Nuan Nuan, has been sent back to  Chengdu, China.

2) Calgary Zoo

The pandas for Calgary Zoo haven’t arrived yet but the excitement is already high.

Canada has an arrangement whereby it alternates it’s giant pandas between 2 zoos; Toronto Zoo.

The plan is that the original 2 adults, Er Shun and Da Mao, will spend their first 5 years at Toronto, then move over to Calgary in spring 2018 to live out the remaining 5 years of their 10-year loan period from the PRC.

Preparations are well underway to host the couple at Calgary. In addition, they have twin cubs that will be escorting them too. The cubs are named Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue.

3) Beauval Zoo France

A couple of giant pandas named Huan Huan (“happy”) and Yuan Zi (“chubby”) live in France. Specifically at the Beauval Zoo.

France got them from PRC in February with the hope that they would mate and reproduce. But, that didn’t happen so authorities resorted to artificial insemination.

The procedure was successful and the female Huan Huan, gave birth to twins in July. Unfortunately, one of the cubs was too weak and did not survive for long after birth.

This is the first panda birth on French soil and the surviving cub will return to China after about 3 years.

4) Zoo Berlin, Germany

Berlin received its first set of giant pandas earlier this year in June 2017.

The pandas named Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrived to a warm welcome by the German capital’s mayor and the Chinese ambassador.

Meanwhile, the German public can’t seem to get enough of these new arrivals as they remain the star attraction at the Zoo.

5) Chimelong Paradise Amusement Park, in Guangzhou, China

The pandas at Chimelong Paradise have achieved something extremely rare indeed. They produced a set of triplet cubs in 2015 and all 3 survived to date!

The triplet cubs are celebrities in their own right and they participated in the filming of the mega-hit animation movie “Kung Fu Panda 3” in January 2016. Several high-profile visitors regularly check on the triplets including DreamWorks Animation CEO and the Kung Fu Panda himself “Po.”

6) Taman Safari, West Java, Indonesia

Another set of 2 pandas also arrived Indonesia this year. They landed at the Sukarno-Hatta airport near Jakarta on September 28, 2017

The animals are both 7 years old and authorities hope they will start producing cubs soon. Be that as it may, the 2 adult pandas will remain in Indonesia for the next 10 years.

7) Oji Zoo, Kobe, Hyōgo, Japan

Oji Zoo was originally home to 2 pandas Kou Kou (Male) and Tan Tan (Female). Sadly, Kou Kou died in 2010 from asphyxiation and the circumstances surrounding his death led to a diplomatic row with China for some time.

Meanwhile, Tan Tan is still alive at Kobe Oji, and she is literally the center of attraction of the entire animal collection.

Apart from Oji Zoo, there are 2 other locations that house giant pandas in Japan; Ueno Zoo in Tokyo and Adventure World in Shirahama.

8) Taipei Zoo, Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei Zoo is home to 2 adult pandas Tuan Tuan (M) and Yuan Yuan (F), and their female cub named Yuan Zai.

When the original 2 arrived in Taipei back in 2008, the public attention and media buzz they generated was so much that the press termed it “Pandamania.”

9) Macau Giant Panda Pavilion

For panda lovers looking for something off the beaten path, the Panda Pavilion in Macau is a wonderful option. It’s a little zoo and botanical garden, with several interesting species and especially our beloved pandas.

Their names are  Kai Kai and Xin Xin both originally from Chengdu.

10) Dalian Forest Zoo, China

Dalian Forest Zoo is located in northeast China’s Liaoning Province. Therefore, it’s the first enclosure to host pandas in that region.

The giant pandas are 3 in number named; Fei Yun (Female), Cai Zhen (Female), and Jin Hu (Male). They’re all originally from Ya’an Bi Feng Xia Base in the Sichuan Province.

 

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_giant_pandas

Photo Credit:

Chimelong Safari Park

 

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