Tai Shan The Panda Being Deported To China

2010 is gonna be good. Like, really, really good. But it’s starting off on a sad note if you are a lover of panda bears. Tai Shan, the adorable panda bear born in the Smithsonian Zoo in Washington, DC, in 2005, is being extradited to China. Because even though he was born on American soil, he ain’t a citizen—China lends out its giant pandas to zoos around the world with the agreement that if the bears do the humpty dance and have a cub, the baby is theirs. Tai Shan was supposed to be shipped back to the motherland two years ago, but officials were able to stall until now. The little big guy will be taking off any day now. Sigh. [Examiner]