Pandora the Panda Bear

Vic in China

The New York Zoological Society was eager to add a pair of panda bears to its zoo. They contacted West China Union University in March 1938 for assistance. Frank Dickinson, a professor of biology at WCUU, got in touch with a hunter in Guanxian county, Sichuan. The hunter captured a young cub, and Dr. Dickinson's wife travelled to the mountains to retrieve her. 

Pandora lived with the missionaries for two months. Roy Spooner, WCUU Professor of Chemistry, accompanied the Panda to the United States. Pandora died in 1941.

Source:
Huang Zhiling and He Juntian, "Canada Connection -- Enter a Famous Panda," China Daily, U.S.A, December 4, 2013.
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Pandora the Panda Bear, [1938]. Credit: Best Family.

Pandora the Panda Bear, [1938]. Credit: Best Family.

Pandora on her back, [1938]. Credit: Walmsley Family.

Pandora on her back, [1938]. Credit: Walmsley Family.

Enid and Marion Walmsley and Pandora the Panda Bear, [1938]. Credit: Walmsley Family.

Enid and Marion Walmsley and Pandora the Panda Bear, [1938]. Credit: Walmsley Family.

Photographing Pandora, [1938]. Credit: Walmsley Family.

Photographing Pandora, [1938]. Credit: Walmsley Family.

Missionaries with two pandas, [1938]. Credit: Walmsley Family.

Missionaries with two pandas, [1938]. Credit: Walmsley Family.

Marion Walmsley with Pandora, [1938]. Credit: Walmsley Family.

Marion Walmsley with Pandora, [1938]. Credit: Walmsley Family.

Marion and Enid Walmsley with Pandora, [1938]. Credit: Walmsley Family.

Marion and Enid Walmsley with Pandora, [1938]. Credit: Walmsley Family.

Missionary with Pandora, [1938].  Credit: Walmsley Family.

Missionary with Pandora, [1938]. Credit: Walmsley Family.

Omar Walmsley with Pandora, [1938]. Credit: Walmsley Family.

Omar Walmsley with Pandora, [1938]. Credit: Walmsley Family.