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US-born panda, 4, arrives in China

By Ma Lie ( Updated: 2014-01-13 16:27

A 4-year-old giant panda born in the United States arrived in China on Saturday in time for the coming Spring Festival, Southwest China Metropolis Daily reported on Sunday.

Named Yunzi, the male panda was born in 2009 in San Diego Zoo, California, and lived there for four years. Yunzi’s mother was named Baiyun and Yunzi got his name from Internet voting by more than 17,000 people in the United States. Yunzi means the child of Baiyun.

Yunzi will stay in quarantine for one month at the China Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in Dujiangyan, Sichuan province. He will be the first panda born abroad to live at the center.

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