CULTURE Copenhagen Zoo opens new enclosure for Chinese pandas

CULTURE

Copenhagen Zoo opens new enclosure for Chinese pandas

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08:55, April 11, 2019

The Copenhagen Zoo on Wednesday inaugurated an enclosure for a pair of Chinese pandas that arrived in Denmark a week ago for a 15-year breeding research program. 

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A picture taken on April 10, 2019 at Copenhagen's zoo shows the panda named Xing Er at an enclosure during the official presentation to the press of two pandas recently arrived from China. (Photos: VCG)

Queen Margrethe II, Crown Princess Mary and several Danish ministers attended the inauguration ceremony. 

The new panda house was designed by the renowned Danish architects the Bjarke Ingels Group and is in the shape of a yin-yang symbol. It is located in the heart of the zoo and features a panda-themed restaurant.

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Queen Margrethe of Denmark cuts a ribbon to inaugurate an enclosure for two pandas recently arrived from China on April 10, 2019 at Copenhagen's zoo. 

The panda duo, 6-year-old male Xing Er and 5-year-old female Mao Er, will make their public debut at their new home on Thursday. 

They will be living in Copenhagen for 15 years, according to the agreement signed between the Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens and Copenhagen Zoo in 2017. China and Denmark first agreed on the program during Queen Margrethe II's state visit to China in 2014.

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(From L to R) Minister of Culture Mette Bock, Minister of Education and Research Tommy Ahlers and Crown Princess Mary take pictures during the inauguration an enclosure for two pandas recently arrived from China on April 10, 2019 at Copenhagen's zoo. 

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A picture taken on April 10, 2019 at Copenhagen's zoo shows the panda named Xing Er at an enclosure during the official presentation to the press of two pandas recently arrived from China.

(Compiled by Chen Lidan) 

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