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Pandas back home in China from U.S. stint

Sunday, November 06, 2016 - 00:55

Giant panda twins arrive in China after spending three years on loan to Zoo Atlanta in Georgia, U.S. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Giant panda twins who were born and raised at Zoo Atlanta in the United States arrived in China's southwestern city of Chengdu on Sunday, (November 6) Chinese state media reported. Mei Lun and Mei Huan, both female, were born on July 15, 2013 by mother bear Lun Lun, state broadcaster CCTV said. They were the first pair of surviving giant panda twins ever born in the U.S. Lun Lun is on loan from China, and according to China's agreement with the U.S., all cubs born to loaned pandas must return to China at the age of around four, CCTV said. Lun Lun, 19, delivered a second set of twins in September, Atlanta zoo announced. The two pandas were transported to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and would meet visitors after one-month quarantine, it added.

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Pandas back home in China from U.S. stint

Sunday, November 06, 2016 - 00:55