Xin Xin, the last giant panda in Latin America, sits inside her enclosure at the Chapultepec Zoo, in Mexico City. Photo: AP
Xin Xin, the last giant panda in Latin America, sits inside her enclosure at the Chapultepec Zoo, in Mexico City. Photo: AP
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Down to its last panda, Mexico wonders what could come next

  • Xin Xin, the granddaughter of pandas gifted by China, is in Mexico zoo’s successful panda programme outside the control of the Chinese government
  • In 1984, China ended panda gifts, it now loans them for between 10 and 15 years at a cost of US$1 million annually; a price Mexico is unlikely to pay

Xin Xin, the last giant panda in Latin America, sits inside her enclosure at the Chapultepec Zoo, in Mexico City. Photo: AP
Xin Xin, the last giant panda in Latin America, sits inside her enclosure at the Chapultepec Zoo, in Mexico City. Photo: AP
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