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BBC News – Japan to rent pandas from China

Posted in Uncategorized by T.Salami on February 17, 2010

Giant pandas are to make a return to Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo after the Japanese capital agreed to rent a pair from China for $1m (£640,000).

The money will be used to fund panda conservation projects and rebuild a sanctuary damaged in the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan province.

Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara said the price was high but the city had managed to secure a $50,000 discount.

Posted via web from CNS

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