08/17/2010 04:28 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Tai Shan: 'Lazy American' Panda Bear Retrained To Chinese Standards

When Tai Shan, the Washington-born panda formerly known to the Internet as "Butterstick," was repatriated to China this past winter, the National Zoo called his departure "bittersweet" and said that he was a "true ambassador for the giant panda species." According to a report from the Xinhua News Agency, his new keepers at the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas, in Sichuan, were not as impressed by him as a representative of his kind.