Xiang Xiang plays in her enclosure in December 2017. Photo: AFP Xiang Xiang plays in her enclosure in December 2017. Photo: AFP
Xiang Xiang plays in her enclosure in December 2017. Photo: AFP
Japan

Tokyo asks China if Xiang Xiang and parents can stay, as lease of pandas ends

  • Three-year-old Xiang Xiang and her parents, Ri Ri and Shin Shin, are set to leave Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo in the coming months
  • Xiang Xiang’s star power is such that the zoo has a daily ticketing system that allows 6,500 people to book a slot to catch a glimpse of her

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Xiang Xiang plays in her enclosure in December 2017. Photo: AFP Xiang Xiang plays in her enclosure in December 2017. Photo: AFP
Xiang Xiang plays in her enclosure in December 2017. Photo: AFP
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