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Chin Chet Mooi, the Malaysian “adopter” of female panda Feng Yi is excited that the she and male panda, Fu Wa, will be soon in the country.(Malaysian-adopter-excited-over-pandas-arrival)
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THE STAR & UTUSAN MALAYSIA
On June 15, 2012, the Malaysian and Chinese governments clinched a deal for Feng Yi and Fu Wa to be loaned to Malaysia for 10 years to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries this year.
“We are hopeful that in the 10 years they are here, the pandas will breed and we can welcome another addition to the zoo, and we are confident they will be able to mate.
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1) cost of building the exhibition area and the habitat in Zoo Negara for the pandas at RM24.9 million
2) leasing two pandas for 10 years, the bill for leasing alone may come up to US$20 million(approx RM 70 Million)
(source:POSER OVER PANDA COSTS..)( approximately RM 100 million)