Giant Pandas Arrive at National Zoo

ID: 2000-11244.37a

Creator: Tinsley, Jeffrey Wayne 1947-2017

Form/Genre: Digital Image

Date: December 6, 2000

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-009, Digital Logbook, SPS

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  • Giant pandas Mei Xiang (female) and Tian Tian (male) in their new home in the National Zoological Park's Panda House on the day of their arrival. Both pandas were born at the China Research and Conservation Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong, Sichuan Province, China.
  • On July 9, 2005 Mei Xiang gave birth to her and Tian Tian's first cub, Tai Shan. Tai Shan returned to China on February 4, 2010, and lives at the Bifengxia Panda Base, in Ya'an, Sichuan Province, China.


  • Tian Tian
  • Mei Xiang
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Panda House


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-009, Digital Logbook, SPS

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


December 6, 2000

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  • Animal enclosures
  • Animals
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Habitat conservation
  • Wildlife
  • Mammals
  • Giant panda
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Endangered species


  • China
  • Washington (D.C.)


  • Digital Image
  • Animal, candid

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 14w x 9.27h ; Type of Image: Animal, Candid ; Medium: Digital image

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