MEET THE GIANT BEASTS AT ZOO NEGARA MALAYSIA
The giant panda commonly serves as China’s national symbol internationally, and also the famous symbol of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
These charming bears mainly reside in mountain ranges in Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu. But due to developments and deforestation, giant pandas are being driven out from their habitat. Pandas, especially panda cubs often fall victim to leopards due to their solitary nature. Other than that, human poaching and loss of bamboos are also one of the threats that pandas suffer from, which made them a conservation reliant vulnerable species.
Since 2014, there are 49 giant pandas who lived outside of China in 18 zoos from 13 different countries and Malaysia is one of them.
Zoo Negara (National Zoo of Malaysia) being a proud home to two Giant Pandas Xing Xing and Liang Liang (formerly known as Fu Wa and Feng Yi) hopes that with these two gentle beasts, it will boost the people’s interest in visiting the zoo more often.
Fun Fact: Xing Xing and Liang Liang spend 20 hours a day eating, and they eat as much as 9 – 20 kg of bamboo shoots a day. So come to Zoo Negara and let these two adorable bears impress you with their big appetite.
To see the panda profiles, click here.