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.