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Countries Where You Can See Giant Pandas

Travelers Today       By    JC Santos

Updated: Mar 01, 2017 03:19 AM EST

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Giant pandas are not only in China's zoos. Worldwide, five zoos in Europe and a handful in the United States and Asia are home to panda pairs tasked to breed and live their lives in well-maintained zoos.
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Natives of China, Pandas are mostly found in Chinese government-sponsored zoos where elderly and young pandas are given. Panda viewing and even holding hands is allowed in Dujiangyan Prefecture's Panda Base. Beijing Zoo has its own special set of black-patched pandas but it can get populated quickly by both locals and foreigners.

In North America, the National Zoo in Washington DC has a giant panda pair. The National Zoo is tasked with breeding pandas and had successfully bred two panda cubs. The zoo hosts the giant pandas in the Giant Panda Habitat according to Pure Travel.

In Spain, the Madrid Zoo and Aquarium in Madrid hosts a giant panda couple, the female Hua Zui Ba and the male Bing Xing. The zoo also participates in Panda breeding and had also successfully brought two cubs into the zoo in 2010. This place is one of the four zoos in Europe that houses giant pandas.

Fu Hu the panda, along with his parents Yang Yang and Long Hui, lives in Vienna's Schonbrunn Zoo in Austria. The zoo has kept the pandas healthy since 2003 and Fu Hu was born in 2010. Activities only include viewing both the pandas and their interaction with trained panda keepers.

In Scotland, the Edinburgh Zoo houses its own pair of pandas. The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland oversees the zoo and participates in panda research, namely their re-introduction to the wild. Pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang have still yet to produce their young -- but they soon just might.

According to, Japan has housed both Xian Nu and Bi Li, female and male respectively, since 2011. However, Japan's Tokyo Ueno Zoo faced a tragedy with the death of elderly panda Ling Ling in 2008. The two young pandas may also procreate to produce more cubs as the zoo also participates in panda breeding and research.

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