But soon the young Mrs. Harkness would inherit an expedition from her explorer husband: the hunt for a panda. She
knew that bringing back a panda would be hard. Impossible, even. But she intended to try.…she set out, up the Yangtze River and into the wilderness.
What she discovered would awe America: an adorable baby panda she named Su Lin, which means “a little bit of something cute.” This little known true story shares the tale of an adventurous woman whose unforgettable journey helped shape American attitudes toward wildlife.
FOR EDUCATORS: How many pounds of bamboo can a panda eat in a day? This helpful Educator’s Guide includes Questions to Consider, Science, Math, and Art.