Kobe Children Thank Panda Before Return To China

Kobe children thank panda before return to China

Children in the western Japanese city of Kobe have thanked a giant panda with a hand-made present ahead of her return to China.

Tan Tan came to Kobe Oji Zoo 20 years ago to cheer up children affected by the 1995 Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. She is set to go home after her lease expires on July 15.

Giant Panda Attracts Crowds As Ueno Zoo Reopens

Giant panda attracts crowds as Ueno zoo reopens

A giant panda was a star attraction at Tokyo's Ueno Zoological Gardens on Tuesday, when it reopened after a four-month-long closure amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Visitors flocked to see Xiang Xiang, who was born at the zoo and turned 3 this month.

Giant Panda Saihin Celebrates First Birthday

Giant panda Saihin celebrates first birthday

A zoo in central Japan has held a party to celebrate the first birthday of a giant panda named Saihin.

Two hundred people were chosen by lottery to take part in the event at Adventure World in the town of Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture on Wednesday.

Tokyo's Popular Panda Xiang Xiang Turns Two

Tokyo's popular panda Xiang Xiang turns two

Many visitors celebrated the second birthday of Xiang Xiang, a popular giant panda at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo, on Wednesday.

People formed long lines in front of the panda facility to see the female cub. Some had to wait as long as three hours.

Star Panda Meets Media Before 2nd Birthday

Star panda meets media before 2nd birthday

A popular giant panda at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo has been shown to the media before she turns two on Wednesday.

Xiang Xiang was the first baby panda to be born at the zoo in five years. She now lives separately from her mother. On Monday, reporters watched her climbing a tree and eating bamboo shoots.

Panda Cub In Wakayama Gets Doll Festival Gift

Panda cub in Wakayama gets Doll Festival gift

Keepers at a zoo in Wakayama Prefecture have given a female giant panda cub a gift in celebration of the Doll's Festival.

On March 3 every year, families in Japan pray for the health and happiness of their girls by displaying traditional Hina dolls.

Star Panda Cub In Tokyo Begins To Live Alone

Star panda cub in Tokyo begins to live alone

A popular giant panda cub at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo has begun to live alone, as part of a process in preparation for adult life.

Zoo officials initiated the process last month by separating Xiang Xiang from her mother, and aim to have her independent when she turns 18 months old on Wednesday.

Star Panda Cub In Tokyo Prepares To Live Alone

Star panda cub in Tokyo prepares to live alone

A zoo in Tokyo has begun a weeks-long process so a popular giant panda cub can leave its nest.

Xiang Xiang was born at the Ueno Zoo. She will be 18 months old next month and is entering a period to prepare for adult life.

Popular Panda Starts On Road To Independence

Popular panda starts on road to independence

A zoo in Tokyo is set to begin a weeks-long process to separate a popular giant panda from her mother.

Members of the media were granted an exclusive viewing session of Xiang Xiang and her mother Shin Shin on Monday, when Ueno Zoo is closed to the public.

Giant Panda In Tokyo Turns 1 Year Old

Giant panda in Tokyo turns 1 year old

Visitors to Tokyo's Ueno Zoo have celebrated the first birthday of a giant panda cub named Xiang Xiang.

About 4,000 people gathered in front of the zoo's gate on Tuesday morning before opening time.

Star Panda Cub Energizes Sleep-deprived Fans In Tokyo

Star panda cub energizes sleep-deprived fans in Tokyo

The hardcore fans arrived before dawn in the hope of getting a glimpse of their idol. But this wasn't a film star or a pop phenomenon turning up in the city.

It was Xiang Xiang, the giant panda cub. And it was curtains up on first come, first see at Ueno Zoo in downtown Tokyo.

Giant Panda Cub Makes Debut In Tokyo

Giant panda cub makes debut in Tokyo

A giant panda cub made her full debut at Japan's oldest zoo in Tokyo on Tuesday, greeted by lucky visitors who obtained tickets in a competitive lottery.

Ticket holders waited in the cold for over an hour before the zoo opened for the 9:45 a.m. exhibition of Xiang Xiang, the first panda born to a resident mother at the zoo to be publicly exhibited in nearly 30 years.