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The National Zoo has had giant pandas since the 1970s. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "Giant panda Bei Bei turns 4 this week, but his days in Washington are numbered," 21 Aug. 2019 The twins were born on Aug. 31 to Meng Meng, 6, and Jiao Qing, 9, the only giant panda couple living in Germany. New York Times, "At Berlin Zoo, a Clamor to Name Twin Pandas ‘Hong’ and ‘Kong’," 6 Sep. 2019 How many giant pandas are there in the world today? Beth Py-lieberman, Smithsonian, "14 Fun Facts About Giant Pandas," 10 Aug. 2019 There are also giant pandas currently on loan from China at Zoo Atlanta and the Memphis Zoo. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "Could the trade war with China cost the U.S. its pandas?," 29 Aug. 2019 For many years, giant pandas, which are native to China, were one of the world’s most endangered creatures as unbridled development decimated their natural habitats in bamboo forests. Charlie Campbell, Time, "'I Get to Hug Them All the Time.' What It's Like to Take Care of a Pair of History-Making Panda Cubs," 31 July 2019 The upcoming debut of the Animal Planet series arrives as visitors to the zoo are still adjusting to the spring departure of its highest profile inhabitants — the giant pandas, who are now in China. San Diego Union-Tribune, "In 2019, can the San Diego Zoo make new fans out of TV viewers?," 3 Aug. 2019 By Gina Lubrano, Staff Writer Basi and Yuan Yuan, two giant pandas from China, brought a bicycle and stroller with them to the San Diego Zoo yesterday. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: Panda Watch," 23 July 2019 The little orangutan is learning to climb, and the giant panda took a dip. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "A toddler orangutan learns to climb and a giant panda takes a pool dip," 1 May 2018

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