Twin giant pandas Xiao Xiao and Lei Lei play at Ueno Zoological Gardens in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
Twin giant pandas Xiao Xiao and Lei Lei play at Ueno Zoological Gardens in Tokyo. Photo: AFP

Tokyo zoo’s twin panda cubs make exclusive debut, as Omicron surge limits visitor numbers

  • Xiao Xiao and his sister Lei Lei were born at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo in June. They took their first steps in public on Wednesday to a crowd of adoring fans
  • Ueno Zoo has been closed since Tuesday and is only open for the panda exhibit, with 1,080 visitors who won slots in a lottery granted access each day

Topic |   International panda swaps
Twin giant pandas Xiao Xiao and Lei Lei play at Ueno Zoological Gardens in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
Twin giant pandas Xiao Xiao and Lei Lei play at Ueno Zoological Gardens in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
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