Calgary welcomes chinses pandas

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Added On May 11, 2018

Canadians finally had the chance to meet the zoo's four new pandas -- adult pandas Er Shun and Da Mao and their cubs Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue.
 
The four arrived at the end of March, but have been given time to settle in, ahead of meeting the public.
 
An estimated one and half million visitors are expected to stop by in the first year.  
 
To make them feel welcome, the zoo has spend nearly 80 million US dollars renovating the old elephant house and turning it into Panda Passage. 
 
Fresh Chinese bamboo is also being flown in a couple of times a week - needed when each adult can eat around 40 kilograms a day.
 
The home is only temporary though, with the adults staying for five years, and their cubs heading back to China in 18 months.
 
As part of the agreement, CALGARY Zoo will also provide one million U.S. dollars to support the panda breeding program in China.