Malaysia’s Pandas: Xing Xing, Liang Liang and Baby

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Giant Pandas: Singapore will get theirs soon; Malaysia is next!

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Entry to the complex will be free for children, orphans from welfare homes, senior citizens, and the disabled for the first 30 days starting June 28.

After July 27, the fees for Malaysians will be RM10 for children aged three to 12. and RM15 for senior citizens aged 65 and above.

: Anak panda gergasi yang berusia empat bulan dipamerkan kepada orang ramai di Zoo Negara 🐼

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: Meet Malaysia’s pandas Liang Liang and Xing Xing’s new baby! (images via )

PICTURES: Malaysia’s giant panda, Liang Liang, gave birth to a cub in captivity yesterday

Star

Tuesday August 18, 2015 MYT 6:44:14 PM

Our panda Liang Liang gives birth

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Liang Liang gives birth – Malaysia finally has a baby panda!

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PETALING JAYA: We finally have a baby panda!

Giant Panda Conservation Centre (GPCC) zoology and veterinary director Dr Mat Naim Ramli confirmed the birth. He said the gender of the cub is yet to be known.

“We can see legs and some parts of the body but Liang Liang is still protecting it,” he said, adding that officials have yet to have a closer look at the cub.

The pair from Chengdu, China, was loaned via the Giant Panda International Conservation Cooperation Agreement Programme and arrived in Malaysia on May 21 last year.

The agreement signed in 2012, gives Malaysia an opportunity to conduct panda-related conservation research, besides developing local expertise on pandas over a 10-year period.

It was reported that Malaysia would get to keep the cub of the two giant pandas if they successfully mate in Zoo Negara. Once, the baby reaches three years of age, its parents would be sent back to China.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/08/18/Panda-gives-birth/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

We visited zoo negara yesterday! Didn’t know Liang-Liang was pregnant!

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M’sia zoo puts giant pandas on diet after they each gain 20kg

The giant pandas from China who are currently at the Zoo Negara in Kuala Lumpur were put on a diet, because they’d been piling on the pounds.

The zoo’s deputy director of hospital and veterinarian services Dr Mat Naim Ramli told The Malay Mail Online that the pandas had exceeded their ideal weight after just six months.

Xing Xing, the male panda, weighed 118kg last July, while female panda Liang Liang weighed 98kg.

Xing Xing’s weight had spiked to 138kg while Liang Liang’s went up to 116kg.

They were put on a diet in November.

http://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/pandas-msia-zoo-put-diet

27 June 2014

YAHOO! NEWS MALAYSIA

Zoo to charge RM50 for panda experience

KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 — It will cost RM50 to view the giant pandas when the Giant Panda Conservation Centre (GPCC) opens to the public tomorrow.

The fee, for visitors aged above 12, includes the National Zoo admission ticket for RM30 and an additional RM20 to enter the panda centre.

Children under 12, however, can gain free admission from tomorrow until July 27.

Foreign nationals will be charged RM50 (adults), RM25 (children aged three to 12) and RM40 (senior citizens aged 65 and above) in addition to entrance fees to the National Zoo.

There is no additional charge for the disabled.

https://my.news.yahoo.com/zoo-charge-rm50-panda-experience-231300151.html

NST

KUALA LUMPUR: The giant pandas from China will now be known as Xing Xing and Liang Liang, Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced today.

The prime minister said the pandas, previously known as Fu Wa and Feng Yi, have been given new names to reflect their Malaysian identity.

“I am pleased to announce that the male panda has been named Xing Xing, which means prosperity, while the female panda has been named Liang Liang, which means pretty,” he said while opening the giant panda complex at Zoo Negara here.

http://www.nst.com.my/node/6360

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FOR MANY MALAYSIANS, THERE IS NO AREA OF LIFE THAT IS UNTOUCHED BY POLITICS.

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Bernama quoted Natural Resources and Environment Minister G. Palanivel as saying that the government has spent RM60 million for the upkeep of the pandas.

Breakdown:
RM25m on enclosdure
Rm15m on maintenance
RM20m on rental fee for first 4 years

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Free Malaysia Today

Feed the orphans,not the giant pandas

May 28, 2014

PETALING JAYA: While the government spent RM60 million on two pandas from China, it only costs RM650 to look after a child in an orphanage in Peninsula and East Malaysia, with the barest necessities.

A typical annual cost of a big orphanage with a capacity of 180 children takes RM1.6 million to upkeep annually, while medium sized orphanages with 50 and 80 children takes up between RM360,000 and RM600,000 respectively.

“All these include the childrens daily expenses, education fees, food, general maintenance, utilities bills, medicine, staff’s salary etc ,”said financial manager of Pertubuhan Anak-Anak Yatim Negeri Sarawak (Peryatim) Siti Hatizah.

Peryatim has four orphanages in Sarawak with centres in Miri, Bintulu, Sibu and headquarters in Kuching. The active orphanges in Miri and Kuching needs RM1.8 million annually.

Events Coordinator Henry Ijon at Rumah Hope in Kuala Lumpur told FMT that while orphanages depend on public goodwill to keep running, the government only allocates 10% to the annual expenditure of the centres.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2014/05/28/feed-the-orphansnot-the-giant-pandas/

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Watch  for the tour of Feng Yi & Fu Wa’s enclosure at Zoo Negara y’day. The pandas relished the carrots I fed them.

BEWARE OF CHINA BEARING LOANS OF GIANT PANDAS! (They are a loan, not gifts.)

THE PANDAS ARE HERE! It may have seemed an occasion for joy and gratefulness.

We should be happy and grateful at the arrival of these two giant pandas! After all, not many countries received such rare gifts from China. Only 13 other countries have giant pandas.

However, many are not.

One reaction is to the cost. Consider how hard it is for most Malaysians to make ends meet, and how much it will cost us to have these expensive loans.

Jegan Kantau King

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This was written in April 2013 about pandas at Edinburgh Zoo.

The problem Edinburgh Zoo faces is a financial one. Pandas are the most expensive animal in the world to keep, five times more so than elephants. The zoo is already paying £6million to the Chinese government for the loan of these animals and studies of zoos that have had pandas show that there is a honeymoon period when visitors flock to see them. They’re cute and they’re rare so people pay at the gate and then buy the panda DVD and the panda cuddly toy and the panda mouse mat but, after a couple of years, revenue starts to decrease. By year three or four it’s pretty essential you have a panda cub to bring in more visitors to offset the cost of keeping the animals.

http://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/393601/Paying-a-giant-cost-to-save-the-panda

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WILL NAJIB SUCCUMB TO THE ‘CURSE’ OF THE PANDAS?

Malaysia received pandas Fu Wa and Feng Yi from China, today.

A BBC film called Very Important Pandas in 1976 brought the strange coincidences to light where the leaders fell from power..

(http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2014/05/21/the-curse-of-the-pandas/)

Malaysian Insider

Najib visits giant pandas in Zoo Negara

May 25, 2014

Datuk Seri Najib Razak posted a photograph of his visit to Zoo Negara to see the giant pandas today. – Pic courtesy of @NajibRazak on Twitter, May 25, 2014.Datuk Seri Najib Razak posted a photograph of his visit to Zoo Negara to see the giant pandas today. – Pic courtesy of @NajibRazak on Twitter, May 25, 2014.
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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak visited the pair of giant pandas, Fu Wa and Feng Yi, in Zoo Negara today.

Najib tweeted and posted on his Facebook account a photograph of his visit, saying giant pandas were considered symbols of peace and were highly revered.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/najib-visits-giant-pandas-in-zoo-negara

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熊猫亮相!首相拿督斯里纳吉与国防部长兼代交通部长拿督斯里希山慕丁今日下午分别在面子书与推特发布数张熊猫的照片,这可是“凤仪”和“福娃”抵马后,首次亮相,模样超“萌”。

Panda unveiled! Prime Minister Datuk silinaji and the Minister of defence and Minister this afternoon, on behalf of Transport Minister Datuk silixishan Mu-Ting on Facebook and Twitter respectively published several photos of pandas, but “Fung” and “Fuwa” arrived after the horse, debut, looks super “eruption”. (Translated by Bing)

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WILL THE ZOO NEGARA OFFICIALS SHOW THIS X-RATED VIDEO TO MALAYSIA’S PAIR OF PANDAS?

IF YOU ARE UNDER 18, YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WATCH THIS!

Video: Panda couple mating! Zoo Vienna

Video: Feng Yi wants love

WILL THE PANDA CONSERVATION CENTRE SHOW THE MALE PANDA X-RATED VIDEOS OF GIANT PANDAS MATING) ON HOW TO ‘DO IT’?

Will it be a case of Panda see, Panda do?

Panda Conservation Centre zoology and ve­terinary director Dr Mat Naim Ramli, “He needs more time and training for this.”

Star

Saturday May 24, 2014 MYT 7:04:03 AM

Feng Yi given the cold shoulder

KUALA LUMPUR: Just three days in their new home, female panda Feng Yi is already showing signs that she wants to mate but her male partner Fu Wa is not up for it yet.

“Feng Yi wants to mate but Fu Wa has yet to show interest.

“The problem with Fu Wa is his libido. As Fu Wa was born in captivity, he has to learn how to breed.

Gentle giants: Fu Wa (left) and Feng Yi are said to be adapting well to their new home and have taken a liking to the Malaysian 'buluh betung'.

Gentle giants: Fu Wa (left) and Feng Yi are said to be adapting well to their new home and have taken a liking to the Malaysian ‘buluh betung’.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/05/24/Feng-Yi-given-the-cold-shoulder-Fu-Wa-shows-no-sign-of-interest-in-female-pandas-mating-calls/

剛抵馬的熊貓也有大馬卡?行動黨士布爹國會議員郭素沁週五(23日)在面子書上分享熊貓大馬卡照片,笑指“不要失去你的幽默感”。網民發揮創意,在大馬卡換上熊貓照片,性別顯示為雄性,名字則是FANG YI YI,地址則是國家動物園。截至下午,該熊貓大馬卡已經獲上萬人點讚,數千人分享,有者留言指可笑,也有人認為不應該製造該“大馬卡”。

Just arrived pandas also have big horses card?Father of party lawmakers Guo Su Qin Friday (23rd), photos on Facebook share Panda damaka, laugh, “never lose your sense of humor”.Online creative, Panda photos on the big horse card, gender appears as a male name is FANG YI YI, address is the National Zoo. As of this afternoon, praise the Panda damaka has been tens of thousands of people, thousands of people share, who has received a message a laughable, others think we should not make the “big horse”. (Translated by Bing)

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Sebelum MUFTI ada puji kebaikan GST..kali ini tak de ke mufti atau ustaz UMNO nak puji panda yg berpuluh2 juta ni

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Zoo Negara deputy president Rosly Rahmat Ahmat Lana (second from right) and its Deputy Director, Hospital & Veterinarian Services, Dr Mat Naim Ramli, feeding the female giant panda, Feng Yi, which means phoenix. Pic by Hasriyashah Sabudin

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http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/zoo-prepares-for-pandas-debut-1.601917

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WILL NAJIB SUCCUMB TO THE ‘CURSE’ OF THE PANDAS?

Malaysia received pandas Fu Wa and Feng Yi from China, today.

A BBC film called Very Important Pandas in 1976 brought the strange coincidences to light where the leaders fell from power..

1 President Richard Nixon was given a pair by China during a visit in 1972. Two years later, Nixon stepped down as US president after the Watergate scandals was exposed.

2 In 1974, Prime Minister of Britain Edward Heath was given Chia Chia and Ching Ching. Heath failed to secure his re-election for his second term in 1974  and lost his post as Leader of the Conservative Party in 1975.

3 Prime Minister of Japan Kakuei Tanaka was given Lan Lan and Kang Kang in 1971. He fell from power in 1974.

4 Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands produced a BBC film called Very Important Pandas in 1976. Found guilty of accepting bribes, he was stripped of his title of prince and was forced to resign.

An exception is Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore. Kai Kai and Jia Jia were given to Singapore in 2012. He is till Prime Minister. (Giant Pandas in Singapore)

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2014/05/21/the-curse-of-the-pandas/

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Cartoon Zunar: Antara PANDA & RAKYAT

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THE GIANT PANDAS HAVE LANDED.

Star photo

The truck arriving at Zoo Negara 

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NSTP photo by Hasriyashah Sabudin

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The long-awaited pair of giant pandas – Fuwa and Fengyi – arrived at MASkargo terminal in KLIA this morning on a 10-year loan to Malaysia.

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IT WON’T BE CHEAP TO SEE THE GIANT PANDAS AT ZOO NEGARA!

Malaysia Chronicle

Tuesday, 06 May 2014 07:04

OUTRAGEOUS! Zoo Negara may charge EXTRA FEE to see pandas

PETALING JAYA – Visitors to Zoo Negara may have to fork out extra on top of the entrance fees of RM30 to see the giant pandas which are expected to arrive end of this month.

“There would be an additional charge for people to enter the Giant Panda Conservation and Exhibition Centre to see the animals,” said Zoo Negara deputy director Dr Muhammad Danial Felix.

“The joint committee of Zoo Negara and Department of Wildlife and National Parks officials has not finalised the amount yet, but will do so once the pandas arrive. Besides getting to see this endangered animal, visitors would also be given educational facts about them by zoo staff,” he added.

Be prepared to pay for one of these toys that your children will want to take home!

Malay Mail photo: toy pandas waiting for your purchase

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http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/giant-pandas-arrive-in-malaysia-today

THE GIANT PANDAS HAVE LANDED.

Malaysians will love them, says China envoy! Yes, it won’t be cheap love either: US$1 million to rent them yearly.

Take your children to visit Fu Wa and Feng Yi at Zoo Negara. They are worth a trip to KL. Let your kids watch them in the flesh. It’s an experience in itself, I’m told.

There is another reason why we should all go to see the giant pandas. Those two giant pandas will cost a lot of money. Rent to the Chinese Government is US1,000,000 every year of their sojourn in Malaysia.

Each year, it will cost Zoo Negara RM1.5 million to care for them.

“Like a number of other species, pandas are expensive to care for,” Kelly, of Zoo Atlanta, said.

“They require more keeper time. They have very specialized food needs. And we chose—as every other zoo has done—to build them their own state-of-the-art exhibit.”

The pandas cost about $500,000 to care for annually, Kelly said. That’s five times more than for Zoo Atlanta’s next most expensive animal, the elephant.

Panda “Rent” Too High, U.S. Zoos Say
National Geographic
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/03/0313_060313_pandas_2.html

Chin Chet Mooi, who “adopted” female giant panda Feng Yi in September 2006, is excited to have the pandas in Malaysia.

 Video: “Adoptive mother” of Feng Yi

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 兩隻熊貓“鳳儀”和“福娃”週二(20日)下午4時,正式離開中國大熊貓保護研究中心都江堰基地,出發到成都雙流機場,再乘搭馬航貨運(MasKargo)到馬來西亞。上圖為飼養員們合力把“鳳儀”移到白色鐵籠內,但牠一度進了籠子再跑出來,似不舍得家鄉;下圖為身型健壯的“福娃”,也被安置入鐵籠。預料“鳳儀”和“福娃”將于週三清晨抵達馬來西亞。(攝影:余佩妮)http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/527792

 Two giant pandas, “Fung” and “Fuwa” Tuesday (20th) at 4 o’clock in the afternoon, officially left the China Giant Panda protection and Research Center in dujiangyan base, depart Chengdu shuangliu international airport, travelling on the Malaysia Airlines cargo (MasKargo) to Malaysia. On the map keepers Heli “Fung” move to white iron cage, but they ran out into the cage again, it is not home; fig to the body robust “Fuwa”, or be placed into a cage. Expect “Fung” and “Fuwa” will be held on Wednesday morning arrived in Malaysia. (Photo by: Yu Peini) (Translated by Bing)

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(中國‧都江堰20日訊)熊貓“鳳儀”和“福娃”,21日將從中國出發來馬,並獲得我國發出“馬來西亞,我的第二家園”居留證,開始旅居大馬10年的日子!http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/527792

(Dujiangyan, PR China, 20th) Panda “Fung” and “Fuwa”, 21st will go from China to the horse, and issued the “Malaysia my second home” residence permit, began living in Malaysia for 10 years! http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/527792 (Translated by Bing)

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*CHINA EARNS BIG SUMS FROM ‘RENTING OUT’ ITS GIANT PANDAS ALL OVER THE WORLD!

…in 1984, China stopped giving pandas away. Instead, the Chinese government began loaning them out.

Under the terms of the revised Chinese plan, zoos were offered pandas only for a ten-year period. (There’s some evidence that renewals are possible.) Because all the pandas now in captivity outside of China were born after the 1984 change, “all giant pandas outside China are actually on loan from the country,” as NPR points out. The cost of renting a panda is $1,000,000 per year, to be payable to China’s Wildlife Conservation Association. And, perhaps most strikingly, the lease agreement requires that any cubs born to loaned-out pandas be returned to to China. So if Mei Xiang’s recent addition survives, the baby will likely go back to China at some point early on in its life. The good news, though, is that the baby will be reunited with its brother. Tai Shan, a panda born to Mei Xiang in 2005, was returned to China in 2009.

http://www.loopinsight.com/2013/08/27/all-giant-pandas-are-owned-by-china/

*Malaysia pays China a sum of US$1million per year for 10 years! That is a standard charge. All ‘borrowers’ pay the same amount for ten years.

the Sun daily

Extra fee to see pandas

Pandas Fu Wa and Feng Yi will be accompanied by a veterinarian and a zoo-keeper from China when they arrive in Malaysia.

PETALING JAYA: Visitors to Zoo Negara may have to fork out extra on top of the entrance fees of RM30 to see the giant pandas which are expected to arrive end of this month.

“There would be an additional charge for people to enter the Giant Panda Conservation and Exhibition Centre to see the animals,” said Zoo Negara deputy director Dr Muhammad Danial Felix.

“The joint committee of Zoo Negara and Department of Wildlife and National Parks officials has not finalised the amount yet, but will do so once the pandas arrive. Besides getting to see this endangered animal, visitors would also be given educational facts about them by zoo staff,” he added.

It is estimated that Zoo Negara will spend some RM1.5 million per year to care for the pair of giant pandas.

The amount includes maintenance, food, as well as the training that zoo staff would have to undergo to care for the pandas.

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1037205

NO THEY AREN’T COMING ON 15 APRIL!

AND WHEN THEY ARRIVED WHAT MANNER OF CALAMITY MIGHT STRIKE THEM, GIVEN OUR RUN OF BACK LUCK

Malaysiakini

2:14PM Apr 11, 2014

What if pandas get dengue, or molested by orang utan?

With the misfortune afflicting the nation, veteran journalist A Kadir Jasin is relieved that the pandas are not coming to Malaysia as scheduled.

He warned Malaysians against being excited about the idea of having the pandas in the national zoo.

“On our part, instead of being thrilled by the prospect of seeing the cuddly creatures, we should be mortally fearful of the unknown and the unpredictable.”

“Just imagine if Fengyi and Fuwa contract dengue hemorrhagic fever while in our care or in the worst case scenario are molested by a randy orang utan,” he added in his blog post.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/259739

NO, THEY WON’T BE COMING ON 15 APRIL. MAYBE THEY WILL ARRIVE IN MID MAY. IF THE MH370 FIASCO IS RESOLVED…

(吉隆坡10日訊)原定在4月16日抵馬的鳳儀和福娃兩只熊貓,將延遲來馬!
天然資源及環境部公關部官員說,該部副部長拿督詹姆斯達弗今日下午2時與中國駐馬大使黃惠康會面後,作出上述決定。
他說,由於這是中方所提出的要求,因此天然資源及環境部要求中方發表聲明。
“至於熊貓確實來馬的日期,我們依然不懂,一切仍然在等待中方的聲明。”

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Malaysiakini

10:37PM Apr 10, 2014

Chinese pandas delayed over MH370 situation

The government said the arrival of the two China pandas planned for next Tuesday has been delayed due to “reasons that could not be avoided”.

The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry announced this today saying the ceremony to receive the giant pandas will be postponed “to a future date”.

When contacted, its deputy minister James Dawos Mamit confirmed that the delay was due to the ongoing search for MH370.

“We had a meeting this afternoon…. a meeting between our ministry and the China ambassador.

“I was chairing the meeting, and the ambassador said that his government would not want the pandas to come now due to the MH370 incident,” said Mamit.

He added they will nevertheless arrive in the middle of May “before the PM visits China”.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/259693

中国熊猫展延来马!
据了解,受中国驻马来西亚大使馆的要求,原订下周来马的两只熊猫“福娃”与“凤仪”,将无限期展延启程来马。
根据天然资源与环境部证实,该部已接获中国大使馆的通知,以展延移交熊猫。

Visitors will be able to view the cuddly creatures from a glass panel before entering the actual exhibit itself on the lower ground floor, which features a bridge overlooking both enclosures

Star

Tuesday January 28, 2014 MYT 7:02:05 AM

Zoo Negara readies home for giant pandas

A view of Fu Wa's future home at Zoo Negara, with a water feature, wooden playground, ice block and an artificial gully.

A view of Fu Wa’s future home at Zoo Negara, with a water feature, wooden playground, ice block and an artificial gully.

KUALA LUMPUR: Giant pandas Fu Wa and Feng Yi are set to settle into their home at Zoo Negara by April.

Natural Resources and Envi­ronment Minister Datuk Seri G. Palanivel said the RM25mil panda complex had been completed, featuring three main exhibit areas which would be kept at under 24°C to mimic their natural habitat.

Other facilities in the colourful yellow and green 1.6ha complex include an exercise area, holding den, laboratory, veterinary clinic, incubator room and a monitoring room.

“The giant pandas will be transported here via MAS Kargo, which will be doing it free of charge. We have also prepared bamboo fields to ensure enough food supply for the next 10 years,” he told reporters before inspecting the new complex yesterday.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/01/28/Zoo-Negara-readies-home-for-giant-pandas/

Malaysia-bound panda becomes mum

Zoo Negara deputy director Dr Muhammad Danial Felix had said that the pair would arrive in Malaysia latest by Jan 31.

Star

Saturday October 12, 2013 MYT 7:07:53 AM

Malaysia-bound panda has male cub

Bundle of joy: Feng Yi clutching her baby close to her.

Bundle of joy: Feng Yi clutching her baby close to her.

BEIJING: The sex of Feng Yi’s cub has been determined – it’s a boy!

Currently residing at the Bifengxia Panda Base in Ya’an in China’s Sichuan province, Feng Yi is the female panda to be loaned to Malaysia next year.

She delivered the cub at 9.20am on Aug 18 following the mating season in spring, but the keepers did not have the chance to check on the cub up close until a month later.

Yesterday, a staff member at the panda base revealed that the cub was a male.

During The Star’s visit to the panda base early last month, Feng Yi’s keeper Yang Changjiang said the panda was doing a great job nursing her offspring.

Malaysia-bound panda has male cub

NST

17 January 2013 | last updated at 12:43AM

Zoo Negara gets ready for pandas

.Architect Ahmad Surasa Adi Omar showing pictures of what the Giant Pandas’ enclosure will look like when completed. Pic by Effendy Rashid.
KUALA LUMPUR: The two pandas loaned from China will be placed at the Zoo Negara here when they arrive in May next year.Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Douglas Uggah Embas said the decision to place the pandas at Zoo Negara was made by the cabinet on Dec 19.He said the cost for the construction of the area where the pandas would be kept as well as their maintenance for 10 years would be shared among the government, 1Malaysia Development Bhd and Zoo Negara.”The government and 1Malaysia Development Bhd will spend about RM25 million for the exhibit construction while Zoo Negara will be responsible for the 10-year maintenance of the giant pandas.”

Read more: Zoo Negara gets ready for pandas – General – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/zoo-negara-gets-ready-for-pandas-1.202915#ixzz2IL1oY500

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Baby panda Xiao Liwu has made his public debut at San Diego Zoo, much to the delight of media crowds at the preview.

Youtube Baby Panda Makes Public Debut (+ Video) – News Results

Baby panda Xiao Liwu has made his public debut at San Diego Zoo, much to the delight of media crowds at the preview.

The video, uploaded to YouTube by the zoo, shows the five-month-old Giant Panda cub clumsily cuddling his mother and eating treats.

Now that Xiao Liwu – which translates as “little gift” – has broken the ice, he will now be on display for two hours per day.

A crowd much larger than the initial 400 is expected to pile in to see the cub this weekend.

San Diego Zoo’s Giant Pandas are on loan from the Chinese government, which has the option of recalling them back to their native country once they turn three, CNS News reported.

– nzherald.co.nz

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Star

  • 10 Dec 2012
  • The Star Malaysia
  • Http://thestar.com.my/isnap By CHOWHOW BAN hbchow@thestar.com.my

Falling in love with the pandas

Feng Yi and Fu Wa touted to be a hit with Malaysians

FUWA and FENG YI FACTFILE:

YA’AN (CHINA): Malaysians will have every reason to fall in love with the two giant pandas set to arrive in the country next year.

Unique features: Fu Wa (left) and Feng Yi have distinctive physical attributes that the Malaysian public should be able to identify easily.Feng Yi, a six-year-old female panda, is fondly known as “princess” because of her striking feature and balanced body size.

Fu Wa, also six, has a macho look about him and was voted along with his twin sister Fu Ni by Netizens as the winner of the Best Partnership Award in a worldwide panda naming campaign in 2007.

Both Feng Yi and Fu Wa – born on the same day (Aug 23, 2006) – are physically and characteristically different from each other.

Feng Yi has a long nose while Fu Wa’s nose is more crooked with a broader nose bridge. Besides a more apparent eye socket likened to the word “ba” (eight in Chinese), Feng Yi has a rounder face than Fu Wa.
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Feng Yi and Fu Wa touted to be a hit with Malaysians

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The Giant Pandas are named FU WA and FENG YI

The pandas will be placed in an air-conditioned enclosure at the Wetland Park here along with five species of bamboo to suit their dietary needs.

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TAMAN PUTRA WETLAND

The intended home of the two Giant Pandas

PENA MAYA: TAMAN WETLAND PUTRAJAYAzaralova.blogspot.com
Location : Taman Wetland, Putrajaya)www.photomalaysia.com
Malaysia Travel & Tourism: Taman Wetland Putrajayatravelmalaysia2020.blogspot…

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16 July 2012 | last updated at 12:09AM

Lessons on panda management

ANIMAL WELFARE: Construction of enclosure to begin at Wetland Park

.A male panda, named Fu Wa (left), and a female panda, named Feng Yi, will also be the subject of study for Malaysian researchers.

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THE Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has surveyed two giant panda enclosures in Singapore and Thailand in preparation for the welcoming of two  pandas from China next year.

Minister Datuk Seri Uggah Embas said the visit comes ahead of the construction of the enclosure here to house the male and female pandas on loan for 10 years.

“The welfare of the animals is a top priority as they are a national treasure of the People’s Republic of China and a symbol of the good diplomatic ties between Malaysia and China.

“We will learn from zoos about panda management to ensure that their welfare and needs are taken care of,” he said yesterday.

Read more: Lessons on panda management – General – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/lessons-on-panda-management-1.107984#ixzz27sT0KVOV

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The Giant Pandas are named FU WA and FENG YI

China Wildlife Conservation Association (CWCA) director Zhong Yi said the association was aware that Malaysia wishes to rename the pandas, which are now called Fu Wa and Feng Yi.

‘Names for pandas must be meaningful’
www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Malaysia/Story/A1

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Giant Panda Conservation and Cooperation Between China and Malaysia

News from the official website of state forestry administration, P.R.China.  on 15th June, under China’s Politburo Standing Committee Member Huo guoqiang and Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak’s witness, China Wildlife Conservation Association and Malaysia Natural Resources and Environment & wildlife state company signed a Giant Panda Conservation and Cooperation agreement.
According to the agreement, China will loan two endangered baby pandas “Fu Wa” and “Feng Yi” to Malaysia for 10 years, China and Mylaysia will cooperate in giant panda conservation, education and scientific researches. The agreement will strong the cooperation of species and biological diversity protection between the two countries.

These Giant Pandas are meant for Malaysia for 10 years on loan.

Fu Wa

Feng Yi

According to the agreement, China will loan two endangered baby pandasFu Wa” and “Feng Yi” to Malaysia for 10 years, China and Mylaysia will cooperate in giant panda

pandaclub1.kepu.net.cn/english/news/scientific_news/… – Cached

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The Star/Asia News Network
Friday, Aug 31, 2012

MALAYSIA – Two giant pandas are ready to be sent from China to Malaysia anytime now, reported China Press.

It quoted the Director of China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda, Prof Zhang He Min, as saying that the six-year-old pandas – Fu Wa and Feng Yi – needed only a month of preparation before coming to Malaysia.

Pandas all set to move to Malaysia
www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Malaysia/Story/A1…

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A pair of pandas will be loaned to Malaysia

Aug 1st, 2012 | By

China will loan Malaysia two pandas in yet another gesture to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries, Malaysia’s Natural Resources and Environment Ministry said in a statement at the end of June 2012.

The deal was initiated by China Wildlife Conservation Association and the Malaysian government.

Under the agreement, the pandas would be on loan for 10 years to Malaysia to mark the 40 years of China-Malaysia diplomatic relations in 2014.

The panda pair, Fu Wa (male) and Feng Yi (female) have been selected to live in Malaysia. Both are of the famous Wolong group that attended the Beijing Olympics.

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Putrajaya Wetland Park would have a 1.1-hectare site for the pandas while 6.07 hectares would be set aside for planting bamboo which is the animal’s diet.

China will loan Malaysia two pandas in yet another gesture to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries. Fu Wa & Feng Yi will move to Putrajaya in 2014.

www.giantpandazoo.com/panda/news/a-pair-of-pandas-will… – Cached

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Olympic pandas to sojourn in Malaysia

Updated: 2012-07-19 17:08

(chinadaily.com.cn)

Feng Yi, along with another Olympic panda, Fu Wa, will sojourn in Malaysia soon. As one of eight Olympic pandas, Feng Yi was … China’s obsession over giant statues

www.chinadaily.com.cn/photo/2012-07/19/content_15601198.htm – Cached

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