Panda Politics

For decades China has given or loaned highly endangered pandas to foreign countries as goodwill gestures, but now the Chinese quietly have ended the tradition. Even though the panda population is larger than what it was in the 1970s, the Chinese government is more protective than ever of its national treasure. Now, zoos are paying a hefty price to borrow the cuddly creatures. The giant panda has become a cash cow for the Chinese government. China now offers 10-year giant panda loans to...Full Story
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