Farewell Mr. Wu!

It’s a sad day for US panda fans, as this weekend was the last time that the beloved Mr. Wu (the cute Wu Self!!!!) and his mom Bai Yun, would be on view at the San Diego Zoo, home to pandas for 25 years. Bai Yun has lived most of her life here, and brought 6 more healthy cubbies into the world, some of whom have gone on to be parents and grandparents.

I know that they will be loved and well cared for in China, but I still hate to see them go. Thanks for the memories, Mr. Wu. You will always be the first cubby of my heart.

And now, for the final installments of Bears Under the Big Top!

episode 13

episode 14

episode 15

…and it all ends with Mr Wu’s Birthday party! Huzzah!

See? I TOLD you I wouldn’t let anything happen to Mr. Wu!

How about another Wu-toon for the road?

birthday week

It’s so hard to be cool when you still live with your mom.

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

PS: Don’t forget! Our Kickstarter is still gong on! I’ve recently added a new reward, and rewritten the project home page to make it (hopefully) less confusing. Seriously, every time I do this, in some ways it’s like the first time! :-}

6 thoughts on “Farewell Mr. Wu!

  1. bankypig

    “I’ll write when I learn how” cracked me up!! I wonder if I could submit these panels to my insurance company so you could be compensated for lowering my blood pressure?? They say laughter is the best medicine…..(so is NOT watching the tv news!)

    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Wow! That would be a great new income stream! I’m happy to help, and if you can cut back on blood pressure medication, I’ll call that compensation enough for me.

  2. billieandhersite

    I love Mr. Wu,too. Such a sweet little bear. Funny, how we lose our hearts to this species of bear. I find pandas absolutely fascinating. I think they are given a special sense of humor which just makes people love them.
    Since I have been under the weather with my own auto immune condition, I have spent hours on line with Bei Bei, Mei, and Tian Tian. They are such a comfort just to see them chomp bamboo. Soothing to frazzled nerves and muscles!
    And political, Pandas have been political for thousands of years. I would rather our relations with China be about saving the pandas than backward trade relations or rocket rattling. And posturing about who is the strongest.
    Keep on keeping on with what you do. You bring joy to people with your sense of humor-and talent. Besides that, you are an artist, and artists see things that others do not see—makes you special!
    Be the Bear!

    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Aw! I do feel special! Your kind words always bring a lift to my day. Greetings from the Wu self and his mom!

  3. Deb Collett

    My inner panda is sad that our Pandiego pandas are leaving. The panda house is closed and the camera has already faded to black, and I never got the chance to see Bai Yun and Wu in person. Sigh….. I turn to the Panda Chronicles to sooth my soul, be reminded to laugh – where I know I will always find all of our Panda family in the most delightful alternate reality. Thanks.

    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I’m sorry you never got to meet any of the PanDieggo pandas in the fur. They are as wunderful and beautiful as you might imagine from the cam. Rest assured, their fictional selves will always be right here, along with Pinky and Bubba, the Meihems and Six and Sebben. Bai Yun really does have the ability to stay fluffy and clean, unlike the Wu Self, who hates going in the water. Alternate reality (at least the panda version) is a great place to live. Wu will continue to fight the powers that be! Thanks for being here.


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