Ueno Zoo's panda cub growing up healthy before 1st birthday
Jiji -- Jun 12
Xiang Xiang, a giant panda cub at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo, showed off a playful personality in front of the press on Monday, the day before her first birthday.

The female cub at the zoo in Taito Ward laid down in a hammock set up in her enclosure in the morning as a birthday present and frolicked with bamboo leaves.

She seemed to take a liking to the hammock, which a zookeeper created by weaving unused fire hoses.

Yutaka Fukuda, head of the zoo, said that he was "very delighted" and "relieved" to watch the cub growing up.

"We will continue to devote all our efforts to rearing management so Xiang Xiang can grow up healthy," he added.

31年前に行われた「トントン」1歳のお祝いイベントには約1キロもの行列ができた。果たして12日から始まる「シャンシャン」の場合はどうなるのだろうか。 11日朝のシャンシャンは、ハンモックが大のお気に入り。横になって、だらーん。12日はいよいよ1歳の誕生日。
News sources: Jiji, ANNnewsCH
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