After being born in Washington DC’s National Zoo, giant panda Tai Shan moved to China. Washington Tai Shan fans may be down about him leaving, but thanks to a new webcam they can now keep up-to-date on how he is doing.
Tai Shan was born on July 9, 2005. His mother, Mei Xiang, gave birth to him after being artificially inseminated with sperm from Tian Tian. This happened after the couple failed to mate naturally.
He was the first panda born at the National Zoo to survive past his first few days of life. He is moving to China as per an agreement made by China and the US. He now lives at the Bifengxia Panda Base in Ya’an Sichuan.
The panda was a popular Washington resident. 13,000 free tickets were made available for his public debut in December 8, 2005. All the tickets were taken within two hours, and were soon appearing on eBay for prices as high as $500!
We’ve featured the giant panda webcams of explore.org before on Camscape. The Tai Shan webcam is their latest addition.
You can check out Tai Shan on webcam here.