Singapore’s First Panda Cub Has Received Its Name And You Can Finally Meet Him

Megan Zara Walsh Megan Zara Walsh - Staff Writer

Le Le Panda Cub Singapore

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.

To learn more about Le Le and his giant panda family, visit the River Safari website. Additionally, for visiting information, head to the Wildlife Reserves Singapore website.

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