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Mainland panda pair arrive in Taiwan

2008-12-23 09:12:17 GMT2008-12-23 17:12:17 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Cargo workers lift cages with the two panda bears, named Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan, onto the aircraft in Chengdu airport, December 23, 2008. (REUTERS/Nir Elias)

TAIPEI, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- Two giant pandas presented by the mainland arrived at the Taipei Taoyuan Airport at 5:02 p.m. Tuesday.

The plane has been seen landing on the airport runway.

The four-year-old pandas, Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan, will receive quarantine examination at the airport and be escorted by the police to the Taipei zoo, according to Taiwan-based Eastern Broadcasting Company (EBC).

They will meet the public in next month, the EBC news said.

The panda pair left a breeding base in Ya'an of southwestern Sichuan Province, at around 8:20 a.m. Tuesday in an enclosed truck.

They were transported to Sichuan's provincial capital of Chengdu, about 120 km from Ya'an, and from there left for the island by air.

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