Introducing Stella Luna, Wünder Panda-ess

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A week ago I finally got a chance to meet Stella Luna, the new wünder panda-ess at Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka. She’s been brought in to be a breeding companion to Sumo, the sole male panda at the zoo now that Sumo’s brother, Shifu, has been “exiled” to Detroit where he will presumably be replacing the über-stud, “genetically valuable” red panda Chewbacca as male consort to Ta-Shi.

Stella Luna is bigger and plumper than Sumo, nor as lithe and athletic. Sumo is tall, lean, curious critter:

Stella Luna features a larger, more square face with broad shoulders: