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Giant Panda “Jing Jing” of Chengdu Adds a New Cub to the Olympics Panda Family Proofreader: Charlene Johnson   Time: 2017-07-18

At 12:33 on July 10, 2017, Jing Jing, a female giant panda at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, gave birth to a healthy male cub. The cub weighed 189 grams at the moment of birth; it has a loud voice and is in good health. So far, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding has successfully nurtured 5 living panda cubs in 3 births, including one pair of male panda twins and one pair of mixed-sex panda twins.
Jing Jing’s appetite began to decline on June 15. At the initial stage, she consumed small quantities of bamboo shoots, apples and steamed corn bread every day, but later, she stopped eating steamed corn bread and apples, and only ate one or two sticks of bamboo shoots every day and walked carefully in her breeding house. Feeders in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding observed Jing Jing’s actions closely through surveillance cameras around the clock.
Jing Jing walked to and fro in her breeding house at the night on July 9. She was frequently licking her genital area in the morning of July 10, and her embryonic membrane ruptured and amniotic fluid gushed out at 11:14 a.m. This is the second time for Jing Jing to be a mother. As a loving and deft mother, she is good at taking good care of her cubs and she can breast feed them. Both the mother and the cub have normal vital signs. Jing Jing was born in the “Olympics Panda Family”. She added a member to her famous family

 Indissoluble Bond of Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding with the Olympic Games: Giant Panda, the International Culture Brand of Chengdu, Enjoys Worldwide Reputation

The giant panda, Jing Jing, pedigree number 598, was born on August 30, 2005. Her mother is the “Princess of the Asian Games”, Ya Ya, a giant panda born on the same day of the opening ceremony of the 1990 Beijing Asian Games. On November 11, 2005, the same year after the birth of Jing Jing, Beijing Organizing Committee for the 29th Olympic Games announced the name of the panda mascot for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The mascot, named “Jing Jing”, took giant panda as the design concept. For this reason, the keeper named this female panda cub “Jing Jing”. On November 14, 2005, Jing Jing was registered in the global pedigree table for giant pandas. Jing Jing’s father, “Ke Bi”, was born on the same day of the opening ceremony of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. Juan Antonio Samaranch, former President of the International Olympic Committee, named Ke Bi after the mascot of the Barcelona Olympic Games. Ke Bi has a sister, “Mao Mao” (Fuwa) who is the design model of the mascot for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
At the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, not only Jing Jing and her family has formed an indissoluble bond with the Olympic Games, but also “Olympia” and “Fuwa”, the first panda twins born in 2016, are inseparably connected to the Olympic Games. In 2016, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding sought names for the pair of newly-born panda twins from people worldwide. The expert panel selected five pairs of the most popular, allegorical and meaningful names from thousands of contributions, and finally, determined “Olympia” and “Fuwa” as the formal names for the cubs given birth by giant panda, Ke Lin. Coincidently, this pair of names came from the contributions from Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, who paid a visit to Chengdu in August 2015. Once again, giant pandas in Chengdu formed an indissoluble bond with the Olympic Games. The bond between giant pandas and the Olympics encouraged more and more people to show concern for giant pandas. It also greatly enhanced the popularity and reputation of giant pandas, an international culture brand of Chengdu, and made it a brand with a worldwide reputation.

 

Jing Jing Gave Birth to a Cub

 

Jing Jing Gave Birth to a Cub

 

Jing Jing Gave Birth to a Cub

 

Jing Jing’s Newborn Cub

 

Jing Jing’s Newborn Cub

 

Jing Jing’s Newborn Cub

 

Jing Jing’s Newborn Cub

 

Jing Jing’s Newborn Cub

 

 

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