Two Giant Pandas Arrive in Indonesia

Farhan Dwitama    •    28 September 2017 13:14 WIB
Two Giant Pandas Arrive in Indonesia
The two giant pandas will be loaned to Indonesia for ten years. (Photo:MTVN/Farhan Dwitama), Jakarta: Two chinese giant pandas arrived at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

The two giant pandas were welcomed by Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar and acting Chinese Ambassador Sun Weide. The two officials were accompanied by Garuda Indonesia airline president director Pahala Mansuri and Taman Safari zoo director Jansen Manansang.

"They are China's endemic animal. They are the country's national symbol," Jansen said.

The two giant pandas are named Cai Tao and Hu Chun. Both of them are seven years old.  Cao Tun is a 128-kg male giant panda, while Hu Chun is a 113-kg female giant panda.

The two giant pandas will be loaned to Taman Safari zoo for ten years. They will be introduced to the Indonesian Public in the near future. Taman Safari zoo has prepared special cages for the two giant pandas.

"It is an entigrated natural ecosystem. It is quite similar with the real habitat," Jansen explained.