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Giant Panda Tai Shan: Over the Years

July 9, 2009: Giant panda Tai Shan goes after his cake, made of water, bamboo, shredded beets, and beet juice, during his birthday celebration at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C. 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.
July 9, 2009: Giant panda Tai Shan goes after his cake, made of water, bamboo, shredded beets, and beet juice, during his birthday celebration at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C. 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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