The First Panda in America
In 1936, US socialite Ruth Harkness and her Chinese-American guide captured a panda cub. She took it to New York and kept it in her flat and before selling it to a Chicago zoo.
In November 1936, a US socialite and her Chinese-American guide captured a giant panda cub in the forests of China. Ruth Harkness took the cub to the USA and kept it in her New York flat, before selling it to a Chicago zoo.
Photo: Quentin Young, the panda cub and Ruth Harkness. Courtesy of Jolly Young.
- Tue 26 Nov 2013 08:50GMT