It’s time to say goodbye to Nuan Nuan as the Malaysia-born baby panda will soon be flying off to China for good. Nuan Nuan – born August 15 2008 – is the offspring of Xing Xing and Liang Liang who came to Malaysia in 2014 on a ten-year loan to commemorate 40 years of diplomatic ties between China and Malaysia.
The agreement between Malaysia and China states that any panda cubs born in Malaysia has to be returned to China once it becomes mature at two years old. Sadly, this year marks Nuan Nuan’s second birthday and she’s set to return home to China on November 14. She’ll be sent directly to the Dujiangyan Panda Base in Sichuan where her parents came from to be freed into her natural habitat.
So if you haven’t visited Nuan Nuan at Zoo Negara’s Giant Panda Conservation Centre, you might want to hurry up before she returns to her homeland. Take care and you’ll be missed Nuan Nuan!
Meanwhile, Xing Xing and Liang Liang are scheduled to return to China in 2024.