TORONTO, ON, Friday, March 23, 2018: The Toronto Zoo can confirm the four giant pandas have left the Zoo and are en route to fly directly to Calgary. The loading process went extremely well and the Toronto Zoo staff caring for the pandas are to be commended for their dedication and professionalism in preparing them for this journey.
It has truly been an honour to host them since 2013 as part of a global giant panda conservation breeding program and we are so proud to have contributed to the increase in the giant panda population worldwide.
On behalf of the Toronto Zoo’s Board of Management, staff and volunteers we wish Da Mao, Er Shun, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue safe travels and all the best for another wonderful five years at the Calgary Zoo as part of the 10-year loan agreement with China.
This has been an exciting journey for everyone at the Toronto Zoo over the past five years and we wish Calgary Zoo all the best as they embark on this incredible opportunity.