Skip to Content

Could America’s giant panda exodus be reversed? The Chinese president’s comments spark optimism

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Panda lovers in America have received a much-needed injection of hope as Chinese President Xi Jinping says his government is “ready to continue” lending the black and white icons to American zoos. But it isn’t certain when or where new pandas might be coming — although Xi gave a giant hint that California zoogoers, especially those in San Diego, might have reason to celebrate. Currently the only pandas in America are at the Atlanta Zoo, after Washington’s National Zoo sent its three pandas to China last week as its loan agreement expired.

Article Topic Follows: AP National News

Jump to comments ↓

Associated Press


KTVZ NewsChannel 21 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content