Meet Xiang Xiang, Tokyo’s newest star panda

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Top image via Asian Correspondent: “6-month-old baby Miu Suwazono wearing a costume featuring giant panda.” Source: Reuters/Issei Kato


Hundreds turned out to Tokyo Zoo on Tuesday to see Xiang Xiang, a six-month-old female panda born at Ueno Zoological Gardens in June. Asian Correspondent has compiled photos of her and her mother, Shin Shin, and notes, “It has been nearly three decades since a baby panda at the capital’s zoo has survived this long.”

Xiang Xiang and her mother, Shin Shin (Reuters/Toru Yamanaka/Pool)

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