Chinanews December 14th – Comprehensive report: The Tokyo Metropolitan Government of Japan announced that due to the impact of the coronavirus epidemic, after agreement with the Chinese government, the giant panda Xiangxiang,
who lives in Ueno Zoo, will postpone its return to China and stay in Japan for another five months.
In response, Japanese netizens cheered and expressed their excitement on social networking sites.
According to Asahi Shimbun, due to the impact of the coronavirus epidemic, China and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government of Japan have agreed to extend the stay of the giant panda Xiangxiang in Japan until the end of May 2021.
According to Japan’s Kyodo News Agency, “Xiangxiang” was originally scheduled to return to China at the age of two, but because of its high popularity in Japan, China and Japan decided to extend the loan period to the end of 2020 after discussion.
Recently, due to the coronavirus epidemic, flights between Tokyo, Japan and Sichuan, China, have been suspended, affecting Xiangxiang’s plan to return to China.
According to a previous report by the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK), in June 2020, the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, Japan, which has been temporarily closed for nearly four months due to the coronavirus epidemic, resumed business, and “Kaika” attracted a large number of tourists on the day the zoo reopened.
A female tourist in her 30s said, “I cried happily after four months of reunion with Xiangxiang. [Xianxiang] is really cute!”
Kyosaka Tomita, deputy director of Ueno Zoo, said, “Everyone really likes Kaka very much”.
According to previous reports, the giant panda “Xianxiang” in Japan was born on June 12, 2017, which is the crystallization of the natural mating between the male giant panda “Lili” and the female giant panda “True”.