River Safari announced back in August 2021, that the first giant panda cub was born in Singapore to Kai Kai and Jia Jia, aged 13 and 12. This comes after seven attempts since first mating in 2015.
Excitingly, eager visitors can see the panda cub, named Le Le, twice a day from today, December 30. Wonderfully, you can meet this cute little guy daily between 10.30am and 3.30pm at his nursery at Giant Panda Forest.
Interestingly, Kai Kai and Jia Jia are River Safari’s main attractions after arriving in 2012, on a 10-year-loan from Chengdu in China. Naturally, it is fitting that the male cub’s name symbolises Singapore’s relationship with China. In fact, the name derives from an old Chinese term ”shi le po”.
Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to breed giant pandas in captivity as a result of the small window for conception. With the help of artificial insemination, the panda lovers were able to conceive naturally in April.
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