Happy Birthday to You, You Live in a Zoo

Yun Zi celebrates his 2nd birthday

The San Diego Zoo celebrated the 2nd birthday of its youngest panda, Yun Zi, today. The toddler was presented with a 3-tier birthday cake made of ice and bamboo, decorated with bows made out of bamboo leaves, colored pieces of ice, and topped with the number “2.” The base of the cake was drizzled with honey and filled with the giant pandas favorite fruits and vegetables: yams, carrots, and apples.

The San Diego Zoo is one of four zoos in the United States with giant pandas. The Zoo began its long-term giant panda conservation partnership with the People’s Republic of China in 1996. Since then, the Zoo has welcomed the birth of five healthy pandas, the most of any zoo in the nation.

Happy Birthday to you Yun Zi!

You don’t have to be in San Diego to see these beautiful animals up-close.  You can watch all of the San Diego Zoo’s giant pandas– Yun Zi, Bai Yun, and Gao Gao– on the Giant Panda cam.

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Courtney

About Courtney

I love fashion, Gerbera daisies, and yoga. I recently moved back to San Diego after 10 years of living in LA. I couldn't be more excited to rediscover the best activities, views, food, and more in this amazing city. My husband of two years is my partner in crime (thankfully he loves exploring SD as much as I do).

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

My perfect day would start with a cup of tea (no matter the temperature outside). A breakfast burrito from Pipe's would definitely be in order. Then I'd go for a leisurely bike ride or walk at the beach with my husband. We’d eat sushi for dinner, watch a movie at home, and drink a glass of red wine.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

It’s impossible to pick one thing! I love biking, walking, shopping, dining outside.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Linguine and red wine. Done!

Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…

Josh Tuner, Keith Urban, the Best of Elton John

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