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The Yum-Yum Post

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*burp*


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Visiting with Pandas

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There was a documentary on giant pandas on Astro 51 (Animal Planet) at 8:00 p.m. yesterday evening and midnight this morning. Since I was not home to watch at the earlier hour, I made sure to watch the midnight screening. VaLz was watching at home, too, as she had prayer meeting earlier. So, we were watching it “together” .

The documentary highlighted progress made at the Wolong Panda Conservation Centre, particularly on renewed efforts to release captive pandas back to the wild.

Some of the footages were taken from an earlier documentary I saw four years ago. Saw some familiar faces in those earlier footages. Saw the same familiar faces now. Where before they were mere cubs, they are all grown now, some of them mothers with their own offsprings!

Two of the familiar ones were Fei Fei, who had been abandoned by her mother at birth (her birth was shown in the earlier documentary from four years ago), and Lei Lei, a wild giant panda found with her left fore paw caught in a trap. The paw was later amputated, and there was concern that she would never be able to nurse any cubs she might later have as giant pandas need both fore paws to care for their babies. Well, good news – the new documentary showed her successfully caring for her newborn cub, which was not her first, but her third!

I enjoyed the documentary, not just for the clips of the cute and clumsy (VaLz’s words) pandas, but for the updates of some old friends from the earlier documentary.

Yeah, I visited with my favourite stress busters this morning. Great way to start a new day.

Up Close & Personal

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Hua Mei’s Baby 2

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Not sure if it’s the same cub as the one posted earlier. But this one gets time with Mummy Hua Mei!


The American-born female giant panda Hua Mei puts one of her cubs in the arms at the China Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province Sept. 27, 2004.(Xinhua Photo/Chen Xie)
Source: Xinhuanet


News alert from Christina over at Yahoo! Hua Mei.

Hua Mei’s Baby

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So cute …

Christina shared the news over at the Yahoo! Hua Mei group.

To think that the mama herself was about the same size just five years ago:


“One of the twin cubs born by the American-born female giant panda Hua Mei sleeps in an attemperator at the China Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province Sept. 27, 2004. Giant panda Hua Mei, who did not know how to feed her babies after giving birth to them, learned some basic skills in the nursing of cubs in a 7-day training session held by the staff of the research center. Now, Hua Mei and the personnel of the China Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center take care of the two cubs in alternation of five days. (Xinhua Photo/Chen Xie)” Source: Xinhuanet

God-willing, I’ll be visiting Hua Mei and her babies next year.