Panda "family" to be unveiled at Adelaide Zoo

Wang Wang, one of two giant pandas at Adelaide Zoo.
Photo courtesy of Zoos SA.

Wang Wang, one of two giant pandas at Adelaide Zoo.
Photo courtesy of Zoos SA.

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Funi, one of two giant pandas at Adelaide Zoo.
Photo courtesy of Zoos SA.

Funi, one of two giant pandas at Adelaide Zoo.
Photo courtesy of Zoos SA.

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Thursday, 10 December 2009

A sculpture of a giant panda family will be unveiled at a ceremony at Adelaide Zoo today - just days ahead of the public unveiling of pandas Funi and Wang Wang.

The sculpture has been donated to Zoos SA by the China-Australia Entrepreneurs Association Inc. (CAEAI) and brought to Adelaide from China.

The sculpture features a mother, father and baby giant panda. It stands 1.2 metres tall and weighs five tonnes. It has been placed within the public viewing area of the Zoo's panda exhibit.

The unveiling of the sculpture is co-hosted by the CAEAI and the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide.

Among those speaking at the unveiling are:

  • Professor Chris West, Chief Executive Officer, Zoos SA
  • Mr Wang Bingxiang, President, China-Australia Entrepreneurs Association Inc.
  • The Hon. Lea Stevens MP, Member for Little Para and Roving Ambassador, Confucius Institute, University of Adelaide
  • Mr Francis Wong, Councillor, City of Adelaide
  • Associate Professor Greg McCarthy, Head, School of Social Sciences, University of Adelaide
  • Dr Ning Zhang, Acting Director, Confucius Institute, University of Adelaide

 

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