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50th pandaversary: National Zoo celebrates with special ‘cakes’ for giant panda family

  • The Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., gave special “cakes” to its resident giant pandas to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the zoo’s historic panda exchange agreement with the Chinese government on Saturday.
  • Visitors watched as giant panda Mei Xiang and her cub Xiao Qi Ji shared a special “cake” made with frozen fruit juice, sweet potatoes, carrots and sugar cane. The cub’s father, Tian Tian, had a similar cake for lunch.
  • Chinese ambassador Qin Gang called the bears “a symbol of the friendship” between the U.S. and China.

A giant panda and her cub enjoyed a special “cake” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic panda exchange agreement between the Smithsonian National Zoo and the Chinese government.

A delighted crowd watched as Mei Xiang and her 20-month-old cub Xiao Qi Ji shared a treat made with frozen fruit juice, sweet potatoes, carrots and sugar cane on Saturday.

U.S.-Born Pandas Struggle to Live in China Because They Only Know English and Like American Food

Two U.S.-born panda twins who recently moved to China are struggling to adjust to the food and language since they only understand English, according to state media.

Panda sisters Meilun and Meihuan, both three years old, are having trouble understanding Chinese, specifically the Sichuan dialect. They only react when they hear their names and English phrases like “Come here”. They also prefer American crackers over Chinese bread — like any normal person suffering from culture shock.

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