Taiwan's 2nd locally born giant panda cub makes public debut

The second giant panda cub born in Taiwan made her public debut at the Taipei Zoo on Tuesday with throngs of visitors lining up for a glimpse of the animal. The 6-month-old female named Yuan Bao was born on June 28 to her mother, Yuan Yuan and father, Tuan Tuan. The two were gifted to Taiwan by the Chinese mainland as a goodwill gesture in December 2008. The combination of Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan means “reunion” in Chinese, which is symbolic as mainland China and Taiwan have been governed separately since they split amid a civil war in 1949. China considers Taiwan a renegade province awaiting …

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