Giant Pandas at the National Zoo ~ Bei Bei and Family

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Re: Giant Pandas at the National Zoo ~ Bei Bei and Family

Post by queenie » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:35 am

Karen They are so cute in your s'caps with those crates on their heads ~ always reminds me of like Winnie the Pooh
Mei was so funny, yes a new dance like you said, this time in the corner moving all around and somersaulting, and not just against the window/wall 2-step rocking like she usually does ~ need to find that video and make a movie of her. I saw Mei & Bei both eating a delicious fruit too, will find s'caps ~ Bei becomes mesmerized on the yellow pineapple? and doesn't hardly ever even move, they are precious funny set-in-their-ways bears :rh:
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Bei Just Passing Through Today (lots of fans in the window ~ must not be any honey in red crate today :chin: )
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Mama Mei & Papa Tian relaxing outside (yesterday & today) :Cool:
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Post by queenie » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:44 pm

:wave: Karen, Macdoum, JudyB & IrishEyes & all :pan: PALS
:vid: 7/27/18~National Zoo Mama Mei's New Dance~3.40 min < Video link
Mama Mei has always done the rocking-back-& forth two-step dance at the window door ~ but here she does that plus, many more moves, all over the den like somersaulting, rubbing head and face, shaking boo piles, walking around/against walls, lots of fun! They may have given her favorite scent, or maybe Tian has been scenting, or maybe she just got in a real good mood!
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Post by queenie » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:28 pm

Bei Eating Boo Outside on His Hammock
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Post by Karen Saunders » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:17 pm

:wave: Hi Queenie and all :pan: PALS

Lazy bears

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Post by Karen Saunders » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:32 pm

Hi Queenie and all :pan: PALS

All splayed out

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Post by Karen Saunders » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:24 pm

:wave: Hi Queenie and all :pan: PALS

Mama Mei and Baby Bei doing their favourite things today

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Post by Karen Saunders » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:50 am

:wave: Hi Queenie and all :pan: PALS

Mei and Bei today

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Post by queenie » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:06 am

HI Karen, Macdoum, JudyB & IrishEyes & all PANDA-PALS
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Giant panda Bei Bei celebrates his birthday at the Smithsonian's National Zoo with a cake. Photo Credit: Roshan Patel/Smithsonian's National Zoo
Bei Bei turned 3 years old today! In celebration of his big day, Bei Bei enjoyed an ice-cake, participated in an enrichment painting session and received a new panda-friendly toy.
His cake was specially made by the Zoo’s department of nutrition sciences and included all of his favorite foods. The tiers were made of diluted apple, cranberry and grape juice with leaf-eater biscuit puree. It was decorated and filled with apples, pears, bananas, shredded carrots and cooked sweet potatoes. The number 3 that topped the cake was made of diluted apple juice with a leaf-eater biscuit puree center.
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Now weighing in at almost 215 pounds, Bei Bei has been taking full advantage of his summer—splashing around in his big green tub, and napping in trees and on his new hammock.
:cake: Tian Tian is the next giant panda to celebrate a birthday. He turns 21 on Monday, Aug. 27 and will also receive a special cake at 11 a.m.

Published on Aug 27, 2018
Aug. 27, 2018—This silly ol' bear turned 21 today! But he can still play like a big cub.
:vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTyS1W2U5pw 58 second :woohoo: what a playful panda
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:vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRKE_OsK9os 54 SECONDS Youtube
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Published on Aug 22, 2018
Bei Bei turned 3 years old today! In celebration of his big day, :cake: Bei Bei :rh: enjoyed an ice-cake, participated in an enrichment painting session and received a new panda-friendly toy.
His cake was specially made by the Zoo’s department of nutrition sciences and included all of his favorite foods. The tiers were made of diluted apple, cranberry and grape juice with leaf-eater biscuit puree. It was decorated and filled with apples, pears, bananas, shredded carrots and cooked sweet potatoes. The number 3 that topped the cake was made of diluted apple juice with a leaf-eater biscuit puree center.
~~~~~~~~~~~~adorable 54 second video of Bei Bei's Birthday ^ :cloud9:
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Post by Karen Saunders » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:10 am

:wave: Hi Queenie - loved the birthday treats!

Treat time

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Post by Karen Saunders » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:17 am

:wave: Hi Queenie and all :pan: PALS

Mei and Bei today - outside and inside
Mei snacking

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Post by Karen Saunders » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:21 am

Bei decided to go inside
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Post by Karen Saunders » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:24 pm

:wave: Hi Queenie and all :pan: PALS

Bei buried in BOO :woohoo:

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Bei all booed out :D
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Post by queenie » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:46 pm

Friday (October 5) is World Teachers' Day, an occasion to celebrate all those who shape the minds of future generations and help people learn.
"Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach." — Aristotle
World Teachers' Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is held annually on October 5.Established in 1994, it commemorates the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which is a standard-setting instrument that addresses the status and situations of teachers around the world.
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After seeing today was World Teacher's Day, I found this article on it. We probably all have had our favorite teachers in our lives, and we have David Hancock, and all who share about the marvelous nature we enjoy, on this forum, so....
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Happy World Teacher's Day to All of You & since I'm in a thankful holiday mood also..
Happy Columbus Day Weekend
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Happy Thanksgiving Day Canada
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Post by queenie » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:55 pm

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Each year, the Smithsonian's National Zoo's animals celebrate Halloween with an assortment of pumpkin treats and, dare we say, it's SCARY cute! We'll update this page with more themed content leading up to Halloween, so check back soon.
For now, take a look back at some of the most precious pumpkin moments, and download your own Giant Panda Bei Bei Halloween Pumpkin Carving Stencil to show your panda pumpkin pride!

Giant Panda Pumpkin Carving Stencil
Just print out a copy of the stencil and trace onto your pumpkin! Pro tip: If your pumpkin is too big or too small for the stencil, try adjusting the scale in your printer options.
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Pandas love pumpkin spice
In case you didn't know, giant pandas go wild for pumpkin spice. In fact, keepers give it to them as a form of enrichment. Check out this video from Bei Bei's pumpkin spice encounter last year. Keepers spiced up Bei's yard with a little bit of pumpkin - spice on a log last week! He seemed to like it and scent-anointed himself with it (rubbed it all over his head and body).
:vid: https://www.facebook.com/nationalzoo/vi ... 886512902/ < adorable 33 second video of Bei enjoying pumpkin spice :woohoo:
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Post by Karen Saunders » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:41 pm

:wave: Hi Queenie - Mei and Bei today
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Post by queenie » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:29 pm

:wave: Karen Mama Mei was sure enjoying those bamboo leaves in your s'cap :cloud9: & love everyone of Bei's napping positions, especially that fuzzy one :hug: ~ & saw Bei eating leaves today, will put on tomorrow
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Post by queenie » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:53 pm

11/12/18 ~ Bei forages boo in the back room ~ & then heads for the leaves ~ enjoying them immensely, :D looks like he will break the stalk to eat it, but, ...continued...
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...instead broke it only to get the top full of leaves apart & immerses himself in eating & licking these leaves too :cloud9:
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11/12/18 Bei taking food back & forth to bed :wub:
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Post by queenie » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:13 pm

:snow: Bei Bei Plays in the Snow
Nov. 16, 2018
Three-year-old giant panda played and tumbled in the snow Thursday, Nov. 15. The giant pandas prefer colder temperatures and are usually more active during the winter months. They have thick water-proof fur that insulates them from the cold and wet snow. The snow brought out Bei Bei's playful side this week. He rubbed the snow all over his head (a common behavior the pandas do when they are excited about something), rolled down the hill in his yard and climbed trees—all play behaviors. :woohoo:
:vid: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/news ... plays-snow Bei showing 53 seconds of lots of fun

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Post by Karen Saunders » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:16 pm

:wave: Thank you Queenie for that delightful video of Bei playing in the snow!!! :hug: :cloud9:
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Post by Karen Saunders » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:51 pm

:wave: Lazy dining :D

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