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'Pandamania' grips Dutch animal lovers


Netherlands

'Pandamania' grips Dutch animal lovers

‘Pandamania’ has gripped the Netherlands
after two arrived at Schipol airport on their way to a specially constructed enclosure at a Dutch zoo.

Children wearing panda hats welcomed them and waved bamboo branches – the panda’s staple food.

It’s taken 16 years of hard lobbying to obtain the animals from their home in China.

To celebrate the arrival of Xing Ya and Wu Wen, a complex Panspaicthe Ouwehands Zoo in the central town of Rhenen commissioned “Pandasia”, a complex of buildings that will house the couple on its ground floor and a Chinese restaurant on the floor above.

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