Ying Ying (right) and Le Le (left) came to Hong Kong as a gift almost 12 years ago. Photo: Handout

Giant pandas at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park enter breeding season, as Sichuan expert heads to city to help out

  • Ocean Park’s two 13-year-old giant pandas have failed to procreate since their first mating season in 2011
  • Keepers there confirmed that this year’s season has begun
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Ying Ying (right) and Le Le (left) came to Hong Kong as a gift almost 12 years ago. Photo: Handout
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Yang Fan, researcher at Dengsheng Conservation Area, installs an infrared camera to track the movements of pandas. Photo: Kanis Leung

More than a decade on from the Sichuan earthquake, the Chinese province’s giant panda population is holding up, with a little help from Hong Kong

  • The local giant panda is classified as vulnerable by the WWF and conservation was greatly complicated by the 2008 quake
  • The Hong Kong government helped with post-earthquake reconstruction in the Sichuan wildlife reserves, resulting in free visits for Hongkongers
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Yang Fan, researcher at Dengsheng Conservation Area, installs an infrared camera to track the movements of pandas. Photo: Kanis Leung
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