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Jakarta Post

As quarantine ends, pandas ready for public viewing

  • Agnes Anya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 3 2017   /  12:06 am

On loan: Female giant panda Hu Chun is seen in her enclosure during her quarantine period at Taman Safari Indonesia in Cisarua, West Java, on Wednesday. Along with her mate Cai Tao, Hu Chun has been lent by the Chinese government under a breeding loan program.(JP/Seto Wardhana)A month after arriving from China, giant pandas Hu Chun and Cai Tao seem to be adapting well to their new home in the mountainous area of Cisarua, Bogor, West Java.

Hu Chun β€” a female β€” confidently displayed her belly while enjoying an abundant supply of bamboo. Meanwhile, Cai Tao, a male, spent the afternoon doing nothing but sleeping with one paw covering his face.

The furry envoys immediately captured the hearts of hundreds of visitors at Taman Safari Indonesia, Cisarua, on Wednesday β€” the day Hu Chun and Cai Tao were unveiled to the public.

β€œThe pandas do not look stressed. Instead,...