Malaysia's panda cub Nuan Nuan is leaving to China in November

There's still time to see the two-year-old panda cub before she leaves

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 6 Oct 2017

Nuan Nuan is leaving
Photo: zoonegara_malaysia/Instagram

Malaysia's very own two-year-old panda cub Nuan Nuan is flying back to China on 14 November. The cub was born in 2015 to giant panda pair Feng Yi and Fu Wa who were flown to Malaysia in 2014 to mark forty years of diplomatic relations between China and our country.

Nuan Nuan's return to China comes as part of the deal that states any panda cubs born in Malaysia should be returned to China once it reaches maturity at the age of two. Channel NewsAsia reports that Nuan Nuan will be undergoing crate training to familiarise herself with limited space. She will also be separated from her mother Feng Yi and exhibited to the public only on weekends and public holidays.

"It's the environment here that somehow allows the giant panda to conceive easily. In some countries, they tried for 10 years (and they're) still not successful, (even after) using artificial insemination. So we are lucky to have a giant panda that conceived months after she arrived," said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

Nuan Nuan's parents, Feng Yi and Fu Wa are to return to China in 2024.

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