Giant panda receives Mother's Day gifts in Japan

Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-14 19:01:29|Editor: ying
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TOKYO, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Rauhin, a female giant panda and mother of eight cubs at a zoo in western Japan, received on Sunday Carnation flowers made of carrots as gifts for the Mother's Day.

The 16-year-old giant panda was seen by visitors to the Adventure World zoo amusement park in Wakayama Prefecture, eating the eight carrot carnations, the same number of the cubs she has given birth to.

She was also given a two-meter-long bamboo shoot as a Mother's Day gift, local media reported.

Rauhin, born in September 2000, was the first giant panda cub born at the zoo in the resort town of Shirahama.

Mother of eight, Rauhin gave birth to her latest offspring Yuihin in September 2016, which brought the number of giant pandas born at Adventure World since 2000 to 15.

Adventure World has been involved in panda breeding since 1994 and has been serving as a branch of China's Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.