32 Famous Pandas Around the World
Did you know that every giant panda has its own name? Due to their importance and cuteness, we give them super adorable panda names. They are originated in the Sichuan Province so that their names are in Chinese.
Their names are romanized in pinyin. For example, the name 白雲 translates to Bai Yun in pinyin, which means White Cloud.
Have you ever wondered what they are called when you saw one of them at a zoo? They can be found in zoos and zoological gardens around the world. For example, some pandas are living in the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., United States. While some of them are resident of Chengdu Panda Base in China.
So chances are you’ve come across of one of them! If you didn’t know his or her name then, don’t worry. It’s never too late to learn their names. Just don’t forget to call out their names and say hi to them if you happen to see a panda next time at a zoo!
Plus, it wouldn’t hurt to know more about the most beloved creature on earth – the panda bear!
Luckily, we have compiled a list of the names of 32 most famous panda around the world and their whereabouts:
Panda Names of the Most Famous Pandas
- 1. Bai Yun
- 2. Bao Bao
- 3. Bei Bei
- 4. Da Mao
- 5. Er Shun
- 6. Gao Gao
- 7. Gu Gu
- 8. Hua Mei
- 9. Jia Panpan
- 10. Jia Yueyue
- 11. Jiao Qing
- 12. Lin Bing
- 13. Lin Hui
- 14. Lun Lun
- 15. Mei Lan
- 16. Mei Sheng
- 17. Mei Xiang
- 18. Po aka Bao Lan
- 19. Su Lin
- 20. Tai Shan
- 21. Tian Tian (Male)
- 22. Tian Tian (Female)
- 23. Tuan Tuan
- 24. Wang Wang
- 25. Xi Lan
- 26. Xiao Liwu
- 27. Xiang Xiang
- 28. Xin Xin
- 29. Yang Yang
- 30. Yuan Zai
- 31. Yun
- 32. Zhen Zhen
We are gonna dive deeper into each of these giant panda's name, whearabouts now! Most importantly, we're going to show you their super cute face!
This female panda has a poetic name of Bai Yun, or 白雲 in Chinese which literally means white cloud. She is now 29 years old and residing at Dujianyan Panda Conservation Research Center in China.
Born at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., the name of this female giant panda Bao Bao (寶寶), means “Baby”. She is now 7 years old and living in Wolong National Nature Reserve in China.
Bei Bei, in Chinese 貝貝, is a 5-year-old male panda currently residing at the Bifengxia Panda Base in China. He was born and lived at the National Zoo same as Bao Bao.
Da Mao (大貓) was brought to Canada as part of a 10-year contract between the Chinese and Canadian Government. His name literally translates to “Big Cat” and he now stays in Calgary Zoo, Canada.
Same as Da Mao, Er Shun (二順) is also living inside Calgary Zoo. This female panda bear is currently 13 years old.
Gao Gao (高高) was once released to the wild but was later captured back to the Wolong Panda Conservation Center. He is now 22 years old and living in the Dujianyan Panda Conservation Research Center.
Gu Gu (古古) once received international attention because he attacked multiple zoo visitors who sneaked past the fences. This male giant panda is now 21 years old and is kept captive in Beijing Zoo
Hua Mei (華美) is the very first panda bear cub to survive to adulthood in the States. The zoo’s camera allows millions of people to watch she growing up.
Jia Panpan, in Chinese 加盼盼, means Canadian Hope. As this male panda is one the first giant pandas that was born in Canada. This 5 years old young cub’s Chinese name is profound and meaningful, and now he’s happily living in, well you guessed it, Canada.
Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue are twins. They together were the first giant pandas that was born in Canada. Her name, Jia Yueyue (加悅悅), means the joy of Canada. So together with her brother, they symbolize for the hope and joy of Canada. She is also currently living in Calgary zoo with her twin brother Jia Panpan.
We don’t know much about Jiao Qing (嬌慶). We only know that he is currently living in the Berlin Zoological Garden. And here is his cute face:
Lin Bing (林冰) was the first ever panda bear born in Thailand. Her name, Lin Bing, which means, Ice, was chosen by a nationwide name selection contest with more than 20 million votes. It won the contest because “Bing” rhymes with the local River “Ping” that flows through Northern Thailand.
Also living in the Chiang Mai Zoo of Thailand, Lin Hui (林惠) was on loan to the Thai Government same as Lin Bing. She just turned 19 years old this year.
Lun Lun (倫倫) is a 23 years old female panda bear at Zoo Atlanta in the United States. He is famous he gave birth to two sets of twins at the said zoo in 2016.
Mei Lan (美蘭) has a very beautiful name, in which “Mei” means beautiful and “Lan” represents the city of Atlanta (AtLANta). Together it means “Beautiful Atlanta”, because he was born at Zoo Atlanta (same as Lun Lun). He is a male panda and now 14 years old and living in Chengdu Panda Base.
Mei Sheng (美生) is another male panda living inside Bifengxia Panda Base, China. He is now 17 years old.
Same as Bao Bao, Mei Xiang (美香) also lives at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. She was born in 1998 so that she has just turned 22 years old now!
Po aka Bao Lan
This panda girl’s name is Po (寶), meaning “Treasure” in Chinese. She’s also known as Bao Lan. This 10-year-old teenage panda is currently living at the Chengdu Panda Base in China.
Su Lin (蘇琳) is a female panda living in Bifengxia Panda Base, China. She gained popularity because her name was determined by an online poll, among five other names. She is now 15 years old.
Tai Shan (泰山), also known as Butterstick, was born at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. as well. He was named after one of the great mountains of China, maybe because of his heavy weight. He has been transferred to the Bifengxia Panda Base and continue living in there since.
Tian Tian (Male)
Tian Tian, or 添添 in Chinese, means “Add” or “More”. He is a 23-year-old chubby 275-lb male giant panda, so his name is quite funny – suggesting he “adds more weight”. He is now living happily inside the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.
Tian Tian (Female)
Her English name Tian Tian might look and sound the same as the previous male panda. They are actually two different pandas! Her Chinese name甜甜actually means “Sweet” or “Sweetness”. You can see why – she’s now a 17-year-old attractive young panda lady. And she is currently resident at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland, United Kingdom.
Tuan Tuan (團團), together with Yuan Yuan (圓圓), was two of the pandas sent by the Chinese Government to Taiwan in 2008. The name of Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan means “Reunion” in Chinese, symbolizing the hope of mainland China and Taiwan being reunited. Tuan Tuan is now 16 years old and living at Taipei Zoo in Taiwan.
Wang Wang (網網) is a male panda on loan to the Australian Government and he is now living at Adelaide Zoo in Australia.
Xi Lan (喜蘭) is another cub born at Atlanta Zoo, his name literally means “The Joy of Atlanta”. This 12-year-old panda bear is now at the Chengdu Panda Base in China.
Xi Liwu (小禮物), means “Little Gift” in Chinese, is a male giant panda born at the San Diego Zoo, California, United States. He is now 8 years old and he is now resident at Dujianyan Panda Conservation Research Center.
Xiang Xiang (祥祥) is a 3-year-old female cub living at the Ueno Zoo at the moment.
Xin Xin (新新) is a 30-year-old female giant panda who is currently living at the Chapultepec Zoo. She is one of only three panda bear in the Americas outside the United States.
Born at the Chengdu Research Base, Yang Yang (洋洋) has been on load to Atlanta Zoo and living there since.
Yuan Zai (圓仔) is the daughter of Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan. The word “Zai” in Chinese means child, and hence “the son of Yuan”. “Yuan” also has another meaning of “round” or symbolize things that are round, such as rice balls. Fun fact: Yuan Zai was also presented an honorary Taiwan citizen card.
The poetic name Yun Zi (雲子) means the “Son of Cloud” in Chinese. He is currently 11 years old and living at the Dujianyan Panda Conservation Research Centre.
Zhen Zhen, or珍珍in Chinese, literally translates to “Precious”. This female giant panda is now 13 years and is resident at the Bifengxia Panda Base.
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If you have any questions about pandas – anything about their habitats, eating habits etc, just pop your questions down below in the comment section. And we will reply you ASAP! Before you go, why don’t check out these panda fun facts too :)