Taipei Zoo’s two giant pandas -- Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan -- turned 14 this year. They have been living in Taiwan since December 2008; they were gifts from China. The two were both born at the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Panda in the southwestern Sichuan province. When a powerful quake hit the province in May 2008, it was a quite a shock for them, but they recovered quickly after moving to another sanctuary a month later.
Tuan Tuan, the male, was born on August 30, and Yuan Yuan, the female, was born on September 1. The couple have a daughter named Yuanzai, who has been a favorite with the public since she was born in Taipei in 2013.