Thailand asks China to extend panda’s stay

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BANGKOK, Dec. 23 (UPI) — Thai officials say they’ve asked China to allow a giant panda cub, a celebrity at a northern Thailand zoo, to stay for two more years.

Zoological Park Organization chief Sophon Damnui and the Natural Resources and Environment Minister Suwit Khunkitti say they’ve been working to extend the contract signed with China to keep the cub Lhinping at the Chiang Mai Zoo for another two years, the Bangkok Post reported Thursday.

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