Thursday, 10 June 2010

Old panda photos

Does anyone have any photographs of Richard Nixon’s pandas Hsing-Hsing and Ling-Ling, residents at the National Zoo (Washington D.C.) from 1972 to the 1990s?

I have a chapter on them in my book (which I have now finished bar finalising the illustrations, sorting out references and putting together an index) and I would really like a photograph of these very famous pandas, especially one taken by a member of the public.

Whilst I am asking, I would also be interested to hear from anyone with photographs of Chi-Chi, London Zoo inmate from 1958 to 1972.


  1. Hi Henry,

    Good to hear you've about completed your book.

    I'm sorry I don't have any photos of the pandas concerned, but my site ( does have information on over 700 known captive panda, with photos for some. If any one has photos of old pandas I also would be interested.

    Hope you don't mind me piggy backing on your request.

  2. Not to be too cheeky, I've published a post on my site to see if any one can help.