We knew it was coming: the trauma of sweet Yun Zi going off to China, after 4 years living with mom, dad, and his self absorbed little brother. Part of the deal we make with China is that all cubs born here get re-patriated to China, after they reach 2-4 years of age. We don’t welcome it, but there is a good reason for it. Because of the small captive population of pandas, It’s important that we don’t have pairings between relatives that are too close.
We recently got word that he’ll be leaving on January 11th, just a few days away. Maybe he’ll leave his little brother his baseball cap.
Just because it’s the way things are, doesn’t mean we can’t make fun of it.
Be the bear,
Bob T. Panda