Chinese Anger Rises over ‘Malnourished’ Pandas in U.S. Zoo


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More than 150,000 people have signed a petition calling for a giant panda currently on loan to Memphis Zoo to be returned to China, claiming that the animal is being mistreated. The growing anger over the alleged deteriorating health of the panda reveals the deepening political tension between China and the U.S. The petition was started by, which describes itself as an international group created to "bring home" Ya Ya and Le Le—two giant pandas that China loaned to the Tennessee zoo some 20 years ago. China has been sending pandas on loan to the U.S. for decades as...