Japanese-born female giant panda Xiang Xiang met the public for the first time in southwest China’s Sichuan Province after quarantine and examinations, the Panda Conservation and Research Center said on Monday. Giants of China.
Xiang Xiang drew eager crowds to the Bifengxia base, a panda research and breeding facility located in the city of Ya’an. Sun Ping, a panda enthusiast from Dalian City, specifically scheduled a trip to Sichuan to visit the pandas. “As soon as I arrived, I heard that Xiang Xiang was ready to meet the visitors. I felt incredibly lucky,” Sun said.
In February this year, Xiang Xiang returned to Sichuan, known as the homeland of giant pandas. She was born in June 2017 at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. Her parents, Shin Shin (female) and Ri Ri (male), were both on loan from China, which owns the puppies born to Chinese parents.