Photo via South China Morning Post
The second giant panda cub born in Malaysia, Yi Yi, is set to return to China very soon.
Under the Malaysia-China Giant Panda International Conservation Agreement, any panda cub born in Malaysia is to be returned to China at the age of two.
A final date for Yi Yi’s return to the Middle Kingdom will be decided by the end of the year.
Due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the procedure on how she will be returned and how Chinese authorities will receive her will not be decided till a date has been set.
For your information, Yi Yi, whose name means ‘friendship’, is the second offspring of the panda couple Xing Xing and Liang Liang, both of whom are on a 10-year loan from China.
They arrived in Malaysia in 2014 to mark 40 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
Their first baby, Nuan Nuan, returned to China in November 2017 after turning two-years-old.
Make sure you go see Yi Yi at Zoo Negara before it’s too late!
by Kyle Roshen Jacob