Old panda ready to an­swer call of the wild

China Daily (Canada) - - CHINA -

Gi­ant panda Xue Xue, aged 27, is to be given train­ing to help her adapt to life in the wild ahead of her even­tual re­lease into a pro­tected area in Fop­ing. She gave birth to twins in 2005 when she was 18, a vul­ner­a­ble age for pan­das to give birth. In cap­tiv­ity, pan­das have a life ex­pectancy of around 30 years. There are about 120 pan­das liv­ing in the Fop­ing pro­tected area.

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