Saturday, September 3, 2016

Let's meet Hao Hao and Xing Hui | Belgium

Hao Hao and Xing Hue are two Giant Pandas, living in Pairi Daiza Wildlife Park in Belgium. Both pandas are on loan from China. On 22nd of June 2016, the 7-year-old Hao Hao gave birth to a 171-gram male cub.

The idea of pandas as gifts is known as 'panda diplomacy' and it has a long tradition in China. Panda diplomacy describes how the Chinese authorities let chosen governments keep pandas as a mark of respect between their countries. In the 1980s China moved away from 'gifting pandas' to countries, and instead started to loan them out.


Maria said...

Pandas despite their size always look so adorable and huggable!

Birgit said...

You just want to hug them. Toronto zoo has a couple as well and they gave birth as well...very cute.

Johan Vandamme said...

Thank you for publishing the card I send you!

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