Zoo Plans Goodbye Party for Panda - FOX 35 News Orlando

Zoo Plans Goodbye Party for Panda


The Friends of the National Zoo will host a "Farewell to Tai Shan" party at the end of the month as the 4-year-old giant panda will be sent to China.

The group announced Thursday that it will hold a goodbye party on Jan. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Zoo officials said in December that Tai Shan (ty shawn) would be leaving under an agreement with the Chinese government.

The agreement that brought Tai Shan's mother, Mei Xiang (may shahng), and father, Tian Tian (tee-YEN tee-YEN), to the zoo calls for any panda offspring to be returned to China for breeding.

A zoo spokeswoman says the Jan. 30 event will be the main public farewell for Tai Shan. Panda fans will be able to write goodbye cards, and experts will be on hand. It's not clear, though, what day Tai Shan will depart.

Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices