CHINA Giant panda 'Yuanzai' celebrates 6th birthday in China's Taiwan

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Giant panda 'Yuanzai' celebrates 6th birthday in China's Taiwan

Xinhua

09:39, July 07, 2019

Giant panda "Yuanzai" enjoys a birthday cake at the Taipei Zoo in Taipei, Southeast China's Taiwan, July 6, 2019. Yuanzai, the baby of two giant pandas, Tuantuan and Yuanyuan, celebrated its sixth birthday at the Taipei Zoo on Saturday. (Photos: Xinhua)

TAIPEI - With a special birthday cake made of ice and decorated with fruits and carrots, giant panda "Yuanzai" celebrated its sixth birthday Saturday at the Taipei Zoo, Taiwan.

The celebration drew large crowds in the morning, many of whom children with their parents, who are eager to catch a glimpse of the chubby bear. They cheered and recorded videos of Yuanzai.

Giant panda "Yuanzai" enjoys a birthday cake at the Taipei Zoo in Taipei, Southeast China's Taiwan, July 6, 2019. Yuanzai, the baby of two giant pandas, Tuantuan and Yuanyuan, celebrated its sixth birthday at the Taipei Zoo on Saturday. 

Yuanzai is the baby of two giant pandas, Tuantuan and Yuanyuan, given as a goodwill gift to Taiwan by the Chinese mainland in 2008.

The female panda, Yuanyuan, gave birth to Yuanzai, their only cub so far, in 2013, through artificial insemination.

Giant panda "Yuanzai" enjoys a birthday cake at the Taipei Zoo in Taipei, Southeast China's Taiwan, July 6, 2019.

The zoo has been attempting to assist the pair to conceive again since 2015. Yuanyuan received artificial insemination again in March this year as she went into estrus.

Giant panda "Yuanzai" enjoys a birthday cake at the Taipei Zoo in Taipei, Southeast China's Taiwan, July 6, 2019. 

Giant panda "Yuanzai" is seen at the Taipei Zoo in Taipei, Southeast China's Taiwan, July 6, 2019. 

Giant panda "Yuanzai" is seen at the Taipei Zoo in Taipei, Southeast China's Taiwan, July 6, 2019. 

People come to see giant panda "Yuanzai" at the Taipei Zoo in Taipei, Southeast China's Taiwan, July 6, 2019. 

Giant panda "Yuanzai" enjoys a birthday cake at the Taipei Zoo in Taipei, Southeast China's Taiwan, July 6, 2019. 

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