The Chinese Knot symbolizes luck and friendship. Scientists at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute and scientists at the China Research and Conservation Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong, Sichuan Province, have been working together to learn about giant pandas and save them since the 1970s. This scientific collaboration will continue for decades to come. The artwork was created by 16-year-old Yingzhe Liu and the Chinese characters were written by 10-year-old Haoyang Zheng.
(Photo by Adam Mason, Smithsonian’s National Zoo)