HEADLINE Pandas given new year treats, spread “blessings”

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Pandas given new year treats, spread “blessings”

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16:40, February 18, 2018

Video: Xinhua

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Four pandas from Sichuan Province, namely, Pupu, Fafa, Bingqing and Binghua, enjoyed their first Spring Festival in Shenyang, the capital of Northeast China's Liaoning Province. Their keepers have prepared delicious food for these pandas. (Photos: China News Service and VCG)

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In Shenyang, Northeast China's Liaoning Province, pandas are enjoying their festival food. Aside from this, their keepers have given hand-made gifts, such as ice-sugar gourds and red envelopes.

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On February 15, the eve of Chinese Lunar New Year, the pandas had a special breakfast-the Chinese word wang- meaning prosperity, made from carrot sticks. The breakfast symbolizes the keepers’ blessings for the pandas. 

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Gugu, a panda in the Beijing Zoo, takes a sniff at the wang made from carrot sticks before eating it.

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On the same day, in the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong, southwest China's Sichuan Province, the pandas made their first collective appearance and gave their new year greetings to the people of the world.

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 Pandas climbed trees decorated with red lanterns and Chinese knots.

(Compiled by Yang Chuchu)

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