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Bye Bye, Bei Bei, Bye Bye


Bei Bei was born Aug. 22, 2015, at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat. Although the first 4 years of his life were spent at the Zoo, Bei Bei departed Washington D.C. for Chengdu, China on November 19th as part of the Zoo’s cooperative breeding agreement with the China Wildlife Conservation Association. The agreement states that all cubs born at the Zoo must move to China when they reach 4 years of age. Bei Bei turned 4 on Aug. 22.

The FedEx Panda Express


by Jason Baker

This spring the Toronto Zoo welcomes two giant pandas as part of a new giant panda conservation initiative that they entered into with China in February 2011.  This will be the first time since 1985 that pandas have visited the Toronto Zoo and will strengthen the long-term conservation partnership agreement between China and Canada. 

Springtime Special Delivery: FedEx Express to Transport Giant Pandas to Toronto Zoo

Press Release

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ - With a reputation for safely delivering precious cargo of all kinds, FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) will rise to the challenge again this spring, donating its logistical expertise and in-kind  transportation for two giant pandas heading from Chengdu, China to a new home in Toronto, Canada.

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