Wang Wang ( Net Net in English) the Giant Panda.
In 2008, Zoos SA signed a cooperative agreement with China to help secure the long term survival of two Giant Pandas. Wang Wang and Funi now call Adelaide Zoo home.
Wang Wang is a very laid-back and placid boy. Like all Giant Pandas, he loves to snooze but can usually roused by a fresh stalk of bamboo. Born: 31/08/05 at Wolong Giant Panda Research Centre, China .
On 12 May 2008, the Wenchuan earthquake devastated the Sichuan province in China. Official casualties were 69,197 deaths, with thousands more missing, injured or homeless.
The quake destroyed the Wolong Giant Panda Research Centre, which was home to around 280 Giant Pandas including Wang Wang and Funi. Sadly, Wang Wang’s mum, Mao Mao, did not survive the quake.
After the earthquake Wang Wang and Funi were transferred to the Baixiongpin Yaan Research Centre where they received intensive care from keepers to get them back to being happy and healthy Pandas.
Exp – 1/25
Apt – F/9
F/L – 30mm
*Canon EOS “Kiss” D/SLR Camera