Panda couple finds new home in Finland

FE Online Desk | Published: January 22, 2018 11:51:40 | Updated: January 24, 2018 12:39:02

Two pandas are seen in this photo used for representational purpose only. Reuters

A panda couple has been flown to Finland from China through climate neutral transportation.

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, made the transportation on Thursday.

The panda couple are the male, Huá Bào, or Pyry by its new Finnish name, aged four, and the female, Jín Bàobào, or Lumi, aged three.

The Finnish climate with its snowy winter is similar to that in the giant pandas' natural habitat in the mountains in China.

This was one of the key reasons why Chinese panda experts chose to relocate the panda couple to Finland, according to a media statement.

Finland and China signed a 15-year agreement on joint research on giant pandas last spring and the relocation of the panda couple is part of the deal.

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