Panda cub ‘to stay in Thailand for two more years’

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The first Thailand-born panda cub, Lin Ping, will remain at the Chiang Mai Zoo for another two years after China accepted Thailand’s request to extend its stay in the Kingdom.

An overjoyed Prasertsak Buntrakulpuntawi, head of Chiang Mai Zoo’s panda research project, said yesterday he had received unofficial news from Chinese authorities that the paperwork for the agreement to lend the 20-month old female panda to Thailand for two more years had been completed. The date for both sides to sign the deal would be set in one month.



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