Holy Ailuropoda melanoleuca! SFist tells us pandas are coming to Oakland! City Councilman Harry Chang announced that the Oakland Zoo will be getting a pair of pandas, after six years of "pandaring" (tm SFist). Yo, Queens City Councilman John Liu, Gothamist hates to pigeonhole the Asian city councilmember into being in charge of panda procurement, but can we work on a proposal to bring pandas to NY? They have already roamed Times Square.
This will make Oakland the fifth U.S. city with pandas. There are pandas at the National Zoo in DC, San Diego Zoo, Memphis Zoo, and Zoo Atlanta. Gothamist's favorite panda posts: Our visit to the San Diego Zoo, DC pandas mating, and the panda transformer; plus all our other panda posts.