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Giant pandas fly off to new life

2010-09-28 12:23:51 GMT2010-09-28 20:23:51 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

Two giant pandas, called Le Le and Qin Chuan, from Shaanxi Wild Animals Research Center are transferred by plane to Weifang city, Shandong province on Sept 27, 2010. [Photo/CFP]

Foreign volunteers of Shaan'xi Wild Animals Research Center say goodbye to the two pandas on their way to Weifang city, Shandong province on Sept 27,2010. [Photo/CFP]

A staffer of Shaan'xi Wild Animals Research Center uses a rose to entice Le Le, from coming out of the cage on the day the two pandas were sent to Weifang on Sept 27, 2010. [Photo/CFP]

Qin Chuan’s new home in Weifang city, Shandong province on Sept 27,2010. [Photo/CFP]

Both of the two-year-old giant pandas will settle down in an amusement park for three years. “Giant pandas can enhance the tourism image of Weifang and increase the popularity of our park,” said Sun Lianjie, sales director of Jinbao Amusement Park in Weifang. “We also want to raise the awareness of protecting wild animals among tourists,” he said.

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