Large pandas twins have a good time third birthday in Belgium-Xinhua

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Large panda twins “Bao Di” (L) and “Bao Mei” have birthday meal on the Pairi Daiza zoo in Brugelette, Belgium, Aug. 6, 2022.  (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

The panda twins celebrated their third birthday by consuming a “cake” in entrance of the amused crowds.

BRUSSELS, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) — A birthday ceremony was held on Saturday for Bao Di and Bao Mei, the panda twins born in 2019 in Belgium, a privately owned zoo and botanical backyard positioned in Brugelette, Hainaut province in Belgium.

The panda twins celebrated their third birthday by consuming a “cake” in entrance of the amused crowds.

On the ceremony hosted by the Chinese language Embassy in Belgium and the zoo, Ambassador Cao Zhongming thanked the founding father of Pairi Daiza Eric Domb and the entire employees for his or her onerous work taking good care of the 5 big pandas within the zoo.

“Bao Di and Bao Mei have grow to be robust and tall, playful and full of life, they usually have introduced pleasure and reminiscences to Belgian audiences, particularly kids,” he mentioned.

“Kids right here can grow to be little ambassadors for China-Belgium relations and make their very own contributions after they develop as much as the event of pleasant cooperation between each nations,” he famous.

Large panda twins “Bao Di” (L) and “Bao Mei” have birthday meal on the Pairi Daiza zoo in Brugelette, Belgium, Aug. 6, 2022. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

Round 100 visitors and guests attended the occasion. Within the afternoon, kids took half in artistic workshops the place they painted on handmade panda collectible figurines and realized about conventional Chinese language calligraphy.

Bao Mei and Bao Di’s dad and mom, Xing Hui and Hao Hao, arrived in Belgium in 2014 on mortgage from China. In line with Tommy Leclercq, governor of the province of Hainaut, their arrival has sparked “wonders” from guests. And Pairi Daiza has grow to be through the years a valuable vacation spot, not just for Belgians, however for therefore many others.

Bao Mei and Bao Di had been born on Aug. 8, 2019, attracting hundreds of tourists coming to the zoo day-after-day. This recognition is helped by the actual fact the twins are female and male, which is uncommon as litters are usually completely male or feminine.

Large panda “Bao Di” has birthday meal on the Pairi Daiza zoo in Brugelette, Belgium, Aug. 6, 2022. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

The conference that governs the presence of pandas in Belgium offers that each one the couple’s kids should be despatched again to China on the age of 4 so as to higher safeguard the species of big pandas.

Tian Bao, the very first big panda born to Xing Hui and Hao Hao in 2016, nonetheless stays within the zoo in accordance with an settlement reached earlier this 12 months between the zoo and the China Wildlife Conservation Affiliation (CWCA), permitting the large panda to remain within the zoo in 2022.

The method of returning Tian Bao to China has been delayed by the COVID-19 restrictions. Pairi Daiza has thus grow to be one of many uncommon animal zoos exterior of China that has 5 big pandas on the identical time.    

Guests watch big panda twins “Bao Di” (L) and “Bao Mei” having birthday meal on the Pairi Daiza zoo in Brugelette, Belgium, Aug. 6, 2022.  (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

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