Simply a few weeks after their first public look and already Yuyu and Jiu jiu are the star points of interest at Madrid Zoo.
After a tough few years financially the zoo house owners are assured their six-month-old twin child pandas will see guests numbers go up.
And judging by the crowds seen throughout CGTN’s latest go to the early indicators are good.
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One English mom instructed CGTN Europe she had travelled along with her son from their residence in Marbella simply to see the twins as a particular shock for him.
“I believe they’re a really particular animal as a result of you possibly can’t simply see them anyplace you realize. So we have really come right here particularly as a result of it is my son’s favorite animal.
“Aside from that it might be a visit to China, which is out of the query so I believe it is a very particular animal and I believe quite a lot of kids actually resonate with it as nicely.”
Her son stated he was nearly misplaced for phrases when he noticed the cubs for the primary time
“They’re my spirit animal, I like them a lot, they’re the cutest!” he instructed CGTN Europe
The twins’ mother and father mom Hua Zuiba, and father, Bing Xing, have seen this all earlier than
Yuyu and Jiu jiu are their fifth and sixth cubs, together with one other pair of twins in 2010.
Again from the brink
The cubs will ultimately be settled of their native China on the Chengdu Analysis Base of Large Panda Breeding to assist with ongoing efforts to extend the numbers of the species within the wild.
The conservation work is having a optimistic impact.
There are simply 2,000 giants pandas within the wild and whereas that does not sound like a excessive quantity, it has resulted within the species being upgraded by the IUCN conservation group from endangered to ‘weak,’
María Delclaux is the Madrid Zoo Curator, she instructed CGTN Europe the twins might someday be launched into their pure atmosphere.
“These pandas might return to their base sooner or later, the place they may undergo a transitional section to be re-introduced to the wild. From there, they may dwell extra freely and hopefully can have extra cubs. These cubs, we hope, can have a profitable re-introduction again into their pure habitat.”
Spain and China
It is referred to as “panda diplomacy”: China’s loaning of Large Pandas to zoos all over the world.
Wu Haitao, China’s Ambassador to Spain, who just lately visited the zoo with Queen Sofia, stated that pandas represented the friendship and cultural exchanges between his nation and Spain
And with 2023 marking the fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of diplomatic relations between the 2 international locations, hesaid it was a possibility to take the partnership to a brand new stage.
However the patrons at Madrid Zoo can be hoping it will imply extra Large Pandas making the journey from China to Spain.