卡加里 反革命小熊貓 June

From Calgary Herald,

The Calgary Zoo has announced the birth of a bamboo-munching red panda cub.

The cuddly female cub–whose young eyes are not yet fully opened –was born on June 4 [K: yes, this little anit-revolutionary red panda dared to be born on June 4th, 2009, on the 20th anniversary of June 4!] to five-year-old Malikha. Dad is two-year-old Zeyar.

The zoo says every successful birth is significant, especially when infant mortality rates are high. […]

[…] The new cub, which has yet to be named, will be seen in the exhibit once she is ready to leave the den on her own–likely near the end of the summer.

June” is a perfect name for this red panda. “卡加里 反革命小熊貓 June” has a nice ring to it.

Welcome to Calgary Ms. June! To me, you will always be “June“! It is about time a Chinese panda has an English name in English. And a Chinese name in Chinese. How about June and 陸晴?

P.S. In case you think Calgary is too small for big things, a notable Chinese revolutionary visited Calgary in 1911.

When revolutionary Chinese leader Dr. Sun-Yat Sen visited Calgary in 1911, he toured the Canton Block and gave a moving speech to Calgarians.

Some historical photos here at UBC Library. In particular, this one of Dr. Sun in Calgary.

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