The Panda Pageant

chinese pandasIt’s not easy to become the pandas destined to live in China’s renegade province. It’s not even sure when the big winners are chosen as the “Panda pair for Taiwan may be revealed on Friday”.

There are some insightful pointers though about the contest and the selection criteria.

An anonymous source at the centre said it has chosen 11 giant pandas, of which two will be sent to Taiwan as a goodwill gift.

The pandas six males and five females, all aged between one and five were selected from 23 in the centre.

After two months of match-up experiments, the 11 candidates have been chosen. They are healthy, lively and adaptable to new environments, the source said.

The pair meet all the standards required for a goodwill mission to Taiwan, said Zhang, head of a nine-member selection panel.

The standards focus on the age, body conditions, mental activity, and external and genetic characteristics of each panda.

Like I said, to become the chosen panda is not easy.

The good thing is, they will be warmly received.

an opinion poll in Taiwan showed that more than 70 per cent of people on the island welcomed the decision..

Source: China Daily - Link


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