Nick Dowson is an author, teacher, and naturalist. He is fascinated by giant pandas although he has never seen one in the wild. "Writing this book made me think again that pandas can look soft and cuddly, but they need to be very tough to survive," he says. "I hope they are able to stay in the mountains so there will always be wild pandas in the world." He lives in Suffolk, England. Yu Rong trained in Nanjing as a practitioner of Chinese art before moving to Cambridge, England. She has never seen a wild panda either but has been to southwest China, where they live.