Two pandas arrive in Berlin from China

Xinhua | 2017-06-25 09:19

Two pandas arrive in Berlin from China

Working staff unload the cage carrying panda "Jiao Qing" from China at an airport of Berlin, Germany, on June 24, 2017. A pair of pandas have arrived here Saturday, making German public able to visit the animal species again at home after five years.[Photo/Xinhua]

After a long trip by air accompanied by both Chinese and German vets, Jiao Qing and Meng Meng were greeted by Chinese Ambassador to Germany Shi Mingde and Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller.

"This year marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Germany. I wish that the pandas as the 'ambassador of friendship' would be adored by German people," Shi said while greeting the pandas at the airport.

"We are delighted that Berlin has gained another fantastic attraction with these bears," Mueller said. Newly constructed "Panda Garden" in the zoo, covering nearly 5,500 square meters and costing nearly 10 million euros ($11.2 million), will be the two pandas' new home.

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