Want China Times
Taipei Zoo’s newest giant panda, Yuan Zai, celebrated her second birthday on Monday,
with the zoo closing her enclosure for the day so that her keepers could carry out birthday celebrations and serve her a homemade cake.
Yuan Zai was born at the zoo on July 6, 2013, the first giant panda cub to be born in Taiwan. She was born through artificial insemination to parents Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan, two pandas given to Taiwan in December 2008 by China. Under an agreement reached by the two sides, the panda cub is Taiwan’s to keep.
Last Saturday, Taipei Zoo threw Yuan Zai a birthday party, serving her a cake made by a local bakery. Monday’s homemade cake contains all of Yuan Zai’s favorite fruits and vegetables, including carrots, grapes, bamboo leaves, apple and pineapple. It was prepared by the panda’s keepers. [FULL STORY]