Yesterday afternoon Yunnan Wild Animal Zoo received two giant pandas from the Panda Research Centre at Wolong, Sichuan province - the first time that giant pandas have been exhibited in Yunnan - according to a Yunnan Daily report.
Didi, the older of the two, was born in 1994 at Wolong, to Panpan and Jiajia (pictured). Panpan is renowned as a master breeder - 17 percent of the pandas at the research centre are related to him. Jiajia found fame further afield: she went to Hong Kong in 1997 with An'an, to be star attraction at the Special Administrative Region's Ocean Park, in a twist on China's long-standing practice of 'panda diplomacy'.
Didi's breeder, Song Haitao, says Didi is rather fond of sleep, each day getting at least 10 hours, if he isn't woken. A typical day at Wolong would involve little more than sleeping and eating, perhaps with breaks for sunbathing in the play area, or the luxury of a spell in a cool air blast in the aircon room.
We've seen the Yunnan Wild Animal Zoo on GoKunming before - panda fishing anyone?
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