AMBASSADORS

Pandas Get Celebrity Welcome in China

After a 15-hour journey on the FedEx Panda Express, famous furry ambassadors Tai Shan and Mei Lan arrived in Chengdu to throngs of photographers and a welcoming ceremony. The pandas returned to China to uphold a deal with the U.S. which stated the animals would return to their country of ownership when they reached 2 years old; but after their long journey together, they will now part ways. Tai Shan, of the famed YouTube video where the cub sneezes, will be taken to Wolong's Bifengxia Panda Base, and Mei Lan will stay in Chengdu at a breeding center. Both pandas, however, will go through a month-long quarantine to adjust to their new surroundings, and will be on a strict, bamboo-only diet.