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Giant Pandas In Malaysia: Latest Updates On Fu Wa And Feng Yi

Giant Pandas Fu Wa and Feng Yi arrived via a special MAS Kargo A330 aircraft at 8am on 21 May 2014.

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PM Najib Announces Names Of Giant Pandas As Xing Xing and Liang Liang

PM Najib feeding one of the pandas a stalk of bamboo after opening the Giant Panda Conservation and Exhibition Centre in Zoo Negara, Kuala Lumpur.

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Fu Wa, the male panda, is now called Xing Xing which means Prosperity, while female panda Feng Yi is Liang Liang or Pretty.

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The prime minister said the names were chosen from the results of the national-level competition to name the pandas organised by the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry in 2012.

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Zoological Society of Malaysia president, Datuk Zaharin Md Arif said the two giant pandas were getting more comfortable at their new home and were seen to have gained more weight since they arrived in Malaysia on May 21. He also said that the ticket price to watch the pandas were RM20 for adults and RM10 for children.

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We May Get Free Entry For A Month To Visit The Giant Pandas At Zoo Negara

Fu Wa and Feng Yi will be receiving new names, as per an announcement that will be made by the Malaysian PM on 25 June 2014.

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“I will speak with Zoo Negara president (Datuk Seri Zaharin Md Arif) to allow free entry to the public for one month. We will limit 1,200 people to see the pandas daily or 200 people per 20-minute visit,” Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri G. Palanivel told reporters after opening the Malaysian Water Resources Management Forum 2014, here today, 9 June 2014.

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The public may be given free entry for one month to visit the giant pandas from China at Zoo Negara after they are given new names by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on June 25.

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"Saya akan bercakap dengan Presiden Zoo Negara (Datuk Seri Zaharin Md Arif) bagi membolehkan kemasukan percuma kepada orang ramai untuk sebulan," kata Menteri Sumber Asli dan Alam Sekitar, Datuk Seri G. Palanivel.

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There Will Be A Contest To Help Select The Best Malaysian Names For Giant Pandas

The two giant pandas will be given new Malaysian names that are to be announced by Prime Minister Najib Razak in June 2014

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Zoo Negara chairman of administration, human resource and education Rosly Ahmat Lana said the pandas would be given new Malaysian names and a contest would be held for the public to pick the most suitable names leading up to the opening.

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The new names for the pair of giant pandas from China will be announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak during the official opening for the bears at the end of June. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri G.Palanivel said the new names for the pandas had been discussed by Najib and the Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang.

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"He (Najib) himself will announce the names when visiting the National Zoo later," he told the media after receiving the pandas at Kompleks MASKargo, Complex, KL International Airport on Wednesday.

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Giant Pandas Feng Yi And Fu Wa Arrived Via A Special MAS Kargo A330 Aircraft At 8AM On 21 May 2014

Feng Yi, one of two giant pandas on loan from China, looks out from its cage upon its arrival from China at the MASCargo Complex, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), in Sepang, today. The giant pandas are on loan from China to commemorate 40 years of diplomatic ties between Malaysia and China.

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Malaysia today welcomed the giant pandas Feng Yi and Fu Wa, which arrived via a special MASKargo A330 aircraft about 8am. The pair is on loan from China for 10 years. Fu Wa and Feng Yi will be quarantined for 30 days before they go on display in Zoo Negara.

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Yang and Li, who took care of Feng Yi and Fu Wa when they were in the nursery in 2007 and during their quarantine since February this year, will stay in Kuala Lumpur with them until they get accustomed to their new home.

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Fu Wa And Feng Yi Were Transported From The Dujiangyan Panda Base In China

The long-awaited pair of giant pandas - Fuwa and Fengyi - arrived at MASkargo terminal in KLIA on a 10-year loan to Malaysia.

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The long-awaited pair of giant pandas - Fuwa and Fengyi - arrived at MASkargo terminal in KLIA on a 10-year loan to Malaysia.

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The long-awaited pair of giant pandas - Fuwa and Fengyi - arrived at MASkargo terminal in KLIA on a 10-year loan to Malaysia.

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China's giant panda ambassadors to Malaysia, Fengyi (female) and Fuwa (male) are ready to depart for Malaysia from Dujiangyan giant panda base here, today, 20 May 2014.

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Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri G. Palanivel said the two giant pandas were scheduled to be shipped from China on Tuesday night and would arrive at Sepang the following day.

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The government of China postponed the shipment of the two pandas which was initially scheduled for April following the incident of the missing Malaysian Airlines MH370 flight in March.

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"The pair will then be taken to Zoo Negara and quarantined for a month at its enclosure which has been built at the zoo," he said. He said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak would visit Zoo Negara on May 25 to see the pandas named Fu Wa (male) and Feng Yi (female).

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The Government Of China Previously Postponed The Shiptment Of Both Pandas Following The Incident Of The Missing MH370 In March

The pandas, Feng Yi and Fu Wa, are to be on loan to Malaysia for 10 years

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China has postponed the transfer of two giant pandas to Malaysia out of respect for the families of passengers on missing Flight 370, a government minister said Friday. The Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared on March 8 had 239 people on board, 153 of them Chinese.

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Natural Resources and Environment Minister G.Palanivel said the pandas are expected to arrive before May 31 when the two countries mark their 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties, though no firm date has been set. China has long used "panda diplomacy" to make friends and influence people in other countries. The pandas, Feng Yi and Fu Wa, are to be on loan to Malaysia for 10 years.

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Visitors To The Zoo Negara Enclosure Will Only Be Able To See The Pandas One Month Later

A Zoo Negara worker at the panda enclosure

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The Giant Panda Conservation and Exhibition Centre in Zoo Negara

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On the final lap of their preparations, they have already started greeting each other in Mandarin, saying “ni hao (hello)” in anticipation of their furry guests from China. Zoo Negara deputy director Dr Muhammad Danial Felix said the zoo would have a trial run tomorrow on how to get the pandas into their enclosure.

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Visitors to the enclosure, however, will only be able to see the pandas one month later, after the animals adapt to the new environment. Dr Muhammad Danial said visitors would have to pay an additional fee to enter the enclosure to help the zoo with the upkeep of the animals.

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Visitors can view the pandas from a glass panel before entering the main exhibit on the lower ground floor, where they can walk along a bridge overlooking both enclosures.

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This Is What Malaysia's RM25 Million Panda Complex Looks Like

A view of Fu Wa's future home at Zoo Negara, with a water feature, wooden playground, ice block and an artificial gully.

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Natural Resources and Envi­ronment Minister Datuk Seri G. Palanivel said the RM25mil panda complex had been completed, featuring three main exhibit areas which would be kept at under 24°C to mimic their natural habitat.

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There will be an exercise area, holding den, food preparation area, storage rooms, laboratory, veterinarian clinic, incubator room, nursery and a monitoring room within the enclosure.

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“The giant pandas will be transported here via MAS Kargo, which will be doing it free of charge. We have also prepared bamboo fields to ensure enough food supply for the next 10 years,” he told reporters before inspecting the new complex yesterday.

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Fu Wa, a male giant panda born on Aug 23, 2006, and Feng Yi, a female born on the same day, are expected to arrive in mid-April.

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Fu Wa And Feng Yi Were Previously Set To Arrive In Malaysia Latest By Chinese New Year, 31 Jan 2014

Its deputy director Dr Muhammad Danial Felix said four keepers had been identified to care for the giant pandas, while renovations for their complex were almost 60% completed.

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Sign Language And Food Are Used To Teach The Giant Pandas To Perform Moves Like Lying Down And Lifting Up Their Paws

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River Safari assistant curator (zoology) Halim Ali said that Singapore’s giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia have settled down nicely since they arrived on Sept 6 last year.

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He said a successful bond had been established in the “stressful but exciting year”, with Jia Jia demonstrating manja characteristics while Kai Kai was more easygoing and adaptable.

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August 2013: RM25 Million To Build Pandas' Complex In Zoo Negara, Currently Almost 60% Completed

Some RM15mil of the RM25mil required to build the complex will be forked out by 1Malaysia Development Berhad and the rest by the Malaysian Government.

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According to Zoo Negara Deputy Director Dr Muhammad Danial Felix: “Fu Wa and Feng Yi will make Zoo Negara their home for the next 10 years and we are hoping for them to produce a baby panda in Malaysia.

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