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Giant Panda Tai Shan: Over the Years

Dec. 8, 2005: The public waits in line to see Tai Shan during the first public viewing day at the National Zoo. Tai Shan was born July 9, 2005 at 3:41 a.m. He is the first surviving giant panda cub born at the Smithsonian National Zoo. D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty once called Tai Shan Washington’s most important citizen. He was originally supposed to be sent to China when he turned 2, but under an agreement with the Chinese government, the zoo kept him for an additional two years.
Dec. 8, 2005: The public waits in line to see Tai Shan during the first public viewing day at the National Zoo. Tai Shan was born July 9, 2005 at 3:41 a.m. He is the first surviving giant panda cub born at the Smithsonian National Zoo. D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty once called Tai Shan Washington’s most important citizen. He was originally supposed to be sent to China when he turned 2, but under an agreement with the Chinese government, the zoo kept him for an additional two years.
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