Sep 25, 2017

Giant panda cub born at Tokyo's Ueno zoo named Shan Shan

TOKYO - The new giant panda cub born at a Tokyo zoo has been named Shan Shan, or Xiang Xiang in Chinese, a source familiar with the case said Monday ahead of the metropolitan government's announcement on the naming later in the day.

The female panda was born June 12 to mother Shin Shin and father Ri Ri. Ueno Zoological Gardens had solicited suggestions from the public before deciding on the name.

It is the first giant panda born at the Tokyo zoo since 2012. As of last Thursday, it weighed 6 kilograms and was 65 centimeters long.

(Tokyo Zoological Park Society)




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