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Photos: Saying Goodbye To San Diego Zoo's Adorable Panda, Who Has Moved On To China

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The giant panda Yun Zi, who was born at the San Diego Zoo, is now living in his new digs in China.

Yun Zi was shipped up to Los Angeles last week with his keeper and veterinarian in preparation for his trip, according to the zoo. After a two-day trip, he made it to China on Sunday, NBC News reported. The San Diego Zoo pandas are on loan from the Chinese government, which decides where to send them once they turn 3. (Yun Zi is 4 1/2.)

To send him on his way, we’ve assembled some of Yun Zi’s greatest hits from San Diego Zoo’s Panda Cam and beyond.

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