Panda in World

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Panda in World

       The West first learned of the giant panda in 1869 because the French missionary Armand David received a skin from a hunter on 11 March 1869. The first Westerner known to have seen a living giant panda is the German zoologist Hugo Weigold, who purchased a cub in 1916. Kermit and Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., became the first Westerners to shoot a panda, on an expedition funded by the Field Museum of Natural History in the 1920s. In 1936, Ruth Harkness became the first Westerner to bring back a live giant panda, a cub named Su Lin who went to live at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. In 1938, five giant pandas were sent to London;these activities were later halted because of wars and for the next half of the century, the West knew little of pandas.


Many zoos and breeding centers in worldwide. These include:


North America