Brochure ZooParc Beauval 2014 UK.pdf


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Beauval’s
GIANT PANDA

THE ONLY GIANT PANDAS
IN FRANCE
In 2012 a nationally important event took place
when two giant pandas arrived at Beauval,
becoming the only giant pandas in France. The
giant panda is classed as a Chinese ‘National
Treasure’ and has only been entrusted to 17
zoological parks outside of China. Diplomatic
discussions at the highest level as well as the
agreement of the Chinese President allowed the
arrival of Huan Huan and Yuan Zi at Beauval, as
part of a conservation and research programme
with the Chengdu reproduction centre in China.

CELEBRATIONS AT BEAUVAL!
Throughout the year, ZooParc de Beauval has
played host to various giant panda celebrations:

• 15TH JANUARY 2012
Arrival of the giant pandas at Beauval

• 9TH JUNE 2012
‘Chengdu day’, a Chinese culture festival

• 23TH NEVEMBER 2012
Official welcoming ceremony for the giant pandas

• 10TH AUGUST and 6TH SEPTEMBER 2013
Huan Huan and Yuan Zi’s 5th birthdays

• 20TH SEPTEMBER 2013
The Pambassador’s world tour finishes at Beauval.
And in 2014?... Still to come!
DEPARTURE

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FRANCE

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A GIANT PARTNERSHIP…
…FOR A FANTASTIC VOYAGE FROM CHINA!
In order to send the pandas to France, FedEx
Express kindly made the ‘FedEx Panda Express’,
a specially chartered and decorated Boeing
777F, available to the ZooParc de Beauval. They
also provided a truck decorated for the occasion
to transport the pandas from the airport to the
ZooParc!

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