China says farewell to two giant pandas traveling to San Diego zoo


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Two giant pandas are on their way to the US, where they will end up at San Diego zoo – the first such import of the huge bears from China in more than two decades. The loan was finalized in February after Chinese leader Xi Jinping suggested sending pandas to the San Diego Zoo as “envoys of friendship” between China and the US. Officials with the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance were on hand in China for a farewell ceremony commemorating the departure of the giant pandas, Yun Chuan and Xin Bao. The celebration included cultural performances, video salutations from...