FAIRHAVEN — As friends and family patiently waited inside the Fairhaven Senior Center Sunday morning, Fairhaven Lions Club President Bill Moniz announced Randy Durrigan was coming and advised them not to applaud or congratulate him.
The room got quiet as Randy, a blind veteran, and his wife Donna, took their seats at the front of the room.
The lush cinematography with its wide landscape shots of endless expanses of wilderness, hilly terrain and distant mountains is a glory to behold.
These photographs were taken by Katherine Feng, an American vet and member of the International League of Conservation Photographers, who was delivering veterinary supplies to the centre donated by the US charity Pandas International.‘It is suspected that the brown and white colouring of pandas has a genetic basis, possible a result of a double recessive gene, a combination of genes or a dilution factor gene.
Apparently, our father panda has never been a fan of warmer weather but doesn’t always exercise common sense about finding ways to cool off.
Therefore, keepers proactively bring him into his air-conditioned bedrooms if it starts to get too warm for him.
The National Zoo preferred the name Ping Ping ( doubled names are usually chosen because they are diminutive in Chinese.
The first ladies revealed the name in both English and Mandarin, assisted by third-grade students from a Chinese-immersion elementary school in Washington, D. The name means "precious" or "treasure", the same as his 2-year-old sister Bao Bao.