Giant Panda’s Land In The U.S.

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( – On Friday, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance announced the safe arrival of two giant pandas in San Diego from China. This is part of the continued conservation partnership between the two nations. 

According to the organization the two pandas, Xin Bao and Yun Chuan, are going to spend the next few weeks in a private habitat at San Diego Zoo until they get acclimated to their new surroundings. During this time they will not be on view to the public. 

The organization noted that the pair will be closely monitored by a health and care team specialized in wildlife and that they will be the ones to determine when the pair are acclimated and, in a position, to be on view. The alliance further stated that they were looking forward to sharing further information about the progress of the paid. 

The Associated Press had pointed out that earlier this week a farewell ceremony had taken place prior to the two pandas leaving China. 

One of the two giant pandas, a 5-year-old male Yun Chuan, is connected to California already as his mother was born in the San Diego Zoo in 2007. Xin Bao, the female panda is almost 4 years old. 

The panda exchange is part of Washington’s and Beijing’s “panda diplomacy.” 

In April, it had been announced by the San Francisco Zoo that the pair would be arriving in the U.S. The agreements have also been signed for pandas to be sent to Madrid, while there are ongoing discussions about pandas being brought to Vienna. The Washington, D.C., National Zoo is also in the talks to have pandas return. 

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