Old panda ready to answer call of the wild
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.