“YongBa”   2013-06-26 16:24:18     

Name “YongBa”
A concerned citizen posted the story of their recent visit to see Yongba, a female panda that is living at the Safari Park Shenzhen Zoo. They were alarmed at how the zoo was exploiting Yongba by having her pose for food to make money. A concerned citizen posted the story of their recent visit to see Yongba, a female panda that is living at the Safari Park Shenzhen. They were alarmed at how the zoo was exploiting Yongba by having her pose for food to make money. They took photos and posted them along with the account of their visit on one of China's most popular online forums, Tianya. They also questioned whether the zoo was treating Yongba as a elderly panda or not.
Yongba was 25 years old. In panda years, that was very old.
She was the mother of Tiantian, grandfather of Taishan who lived at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC.

YA’AN Ya'an is a prefecture-level city in the western part of Sichuan province, People's Republic of China, located just below the Tibetan Plateau.The first giant panda was found in Baoxing County of Ya'an; Ya'an is also the origin of Artificial planting tea of the world; Mengding Mountain in Mingshan County, has been keeping seven tea trees, which are believed to be the origins of tea, for more than 1,000 years.


Fengtongzhai National Nature Reserve