26 Feb '11, 12am

#pandas!

#pandas!

Xiannu and Bili (above), both five years old, reached the capital's Ueno Zoological Park late at night after a journey of nearly 4,000km from China's Sichuan province and were greeted by nearly 200 journalists. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO - PANDA fever showed few signs of dying down in Japan on Tuesday after the arrival in Tokyo of the country's latest pair of giant pandas from China. Xiannu and Bili, both five years old, reached the capital's Ueno Zoological Park late at night after a journey of nearly 4,000km from China's Sichuan province and were greeted by nearly 200 journalists. 'When the first panda came to Japan in 1972, they came here to Ueno,' said Ueno Zoo president Teruyuki Komiya. 'As there haven't been any pandas at Ueno for a while now, there's been a lot of people wanting to see a panda again.' The last panda at Ueno, Ling Ling, died in 2008, although there are ...

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