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UENO ZOO

A giant panda at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington during one of its last days on American soil. Pandas Tian Tian, Mei Xiang and Xiao Qi Ji were returned to China on Nov. 8 upon Beijing's request.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 14, 2023
Pandas don’t play diplomatic hard ball like China does
Panda diplomacy is endangered, with the forced return of three bears from Washington to China an exercise in "dumb power."
Xiang Xiang the giant panda was put on public view on Sunday for the first time since returning to China in February.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 10, 2023
Japan-born panda Xiang Xiang makes public debut in China
In a video posted to Weibo by a giant panda research center in Sichuan Province, the female panda can be seen leisurely eating bamboo shoots.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 23, 2023
Tokyo's twin giant pandas turn 2
Many fans flocked to Ueno Zoo even before opening time to celebrate the twin cubs' birthday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 10, 2023
Tokyo's twin panda cubs get ready to become independent
The zoo plans to have the male cub, Xiao Xiao, and his twin sister, Lei Lei, gradually spend more time away from their mother to eventually be just the two of them by the end of this month.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Mar 5, 2023
Japan Times 1998: Sumida most vulnerable if big temblor hits Tokyo
When there hasn't been a big earthquake for a while, people start to worry and prepare. That seemed to be the case in 1998.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 21, 2023
Tokyo zoo bids farewell to giant panda Xiang Xiang
Accompanied by two zoo employees keeping a close eye on her, Xiang Xiang was taken from the zoo by truck to Narita Airport on Tuesday morning.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 19, 2023
People flock to see giant panda Xiang Xiang before return to China
Some people at Ueno Zoological Gardens were reduced to tears as their allotted one-to-two minute time seeing Xiang Xiang came to an end.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 20, 2023
Fans wait hours at Tokyo zoo to see panda bound for China
Up to 2,600 visitors will be able to see the 5-year-old panda Xiang Xiang each day until Feb. 19.
Japan Times
LIFE
Nov 3, 2022
Pandas still popular in Japan, 50 years after first arrival
The first pair of pandas to be kept at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo, Kang Kang and Lan Lan, arrived from China in October 1972.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 4, 2021
Giant panda at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo may be pregnant
Shin Shin, 15, has already produced one cub, the now 3-year-old Xiang Xiang.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 10, 2020
Tokyo panda Xiang Xiang's return to China pushed back by pandemic
Tokyo Metropolitan Government has agreed with Chinese authorities to push back through next May the return of Xiang Xiang, the popular female offspring of a giant panda couple on loan from China, amid the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Yuriko Koike said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 1, 2020
Asian elephant calf makes public debut at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo
An Asian elephant calf excited visitors at a Tokyo zoo on Tuesday as he made his public debut as the first elephant born at the zoo since its opening in 1882.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 2, 2020
Tokyo to extend lease on giant panda Xiang Xiang's parents
Tokyo is set to extend the lease on a giant panda couple on loan from China, while their popular female offspring Xiang Xiang will depart the Japanese capital as planned by the end of the year, Gov. Yuriko Koike said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 31, 2019
Ueno Zoo's popular monorail halts service after over 60 years
The much-loved monorail at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo halted its service on Thursday after more than 60 years in operation, due to the aging of the train and facilities.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 10, 2019
Giant panda cub Xiang Xiang at Tokyo's Ueno zoo to turn 2 this week
Few birthdays call for greater celebration than that of Xiang Xiang, a female giant panda cub living in Tokyo's Ueno zoo who will turn 2 years old on Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 31, 2019
Loan period for Ueno zoo's crowd-pulling giant panda cub Xiang Xiang extended until end of 2020
Xiang Xiang, a giant panda cub that has been drawing huge crowds at a Tokyo's Ueno zoo, will return to China by the end of 2020, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 24, 2019
Fate of Japan's oldest monorail line up in the air
The operation of Japan's oldest monorail line, located at a Tokyo zoo, will be suspended in November following a 62-year run, as the current vehicles are getting old, the metropolitan government said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 13, 2018
Ueno Zoo's Xiang Xiang the panda begins to live separately from mother
Xiang Xiang, a panda cub at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, took her first steps toward living apart from her mother Tuesday, zoo officials said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 12, 2018
Giant panda cub Xiang Xiang turns 1 year old at Tokyo zoo
Giant panda cub Xiang Xiang celebrated her first birthday in good health Tuesday at a Tokyo zoo.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 1, 2018
1,200 line up to see panda cub in Tokyo as display limits eased
Around 1,200 people lined up on Thursday morning at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo to see giant panda cub Xiang Xiang and mother Shin Shin, as a first-come, first-served system for viewing the animals kicked off.

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