Second Taiwan-born panda cub makes media debut
By Abiodun Ogundairo
03 January 2021 | 2:28 pm
A second Taiwan-born giant panda makes her media debut. Yuan Bao, which means "round baby" was born on June 28 to Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan, who were gifted by China in 2008 to mark then warming relations between the two countries.
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