Hua Mei became the first giant
panda born in the Western Hemisphere since 1990 when she was born at the San Diego Zoo in 1999. In 2004 she went to live at the Wolong
Giant Panda Research Center in China, per stipulations of the Zoo's
research loan with China.
In September 2004 Hua Mei gave birth to twins at the Wolong facility. She had another set of twins in August 2005 and yet another pair in July 2007, making her the mother of six!
Born: August 21, 1999, San Diego Zoo
Arrived in China: February 2004