Monday, May 17, 2010

Everybody Loves a Panda

As the Postcrosser who sent this from China said, "Everybody loves a panda".

From the Wiki, a couple things I didn't know about pandas:

1.  Their name is "Giant Panda", not "just plain panda".
2.  There is a "Red Panda", which looks more like a cat.
3.  The giant panda has the second longest tail in the bear family.
4.  Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. was the first Westerner to shoot a giant panda, on an expedition in the 1920s funded by the Field Museum of Natural History.
5.  The first giant panda in a US zoo was brought to the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago in 1936.

Now you know!

1 comment:

  1. Cute panda postcard. I am trying to collect a panda postcard from all zoos outside China. Here is my humble collection.

    Received a panda postcard from Atlanta Zoo and San Diego Zoo, anyone can help with DC and Memphis Zoos?