Giant panda Yuan-yuan leaves Chengdu for Austria

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A giant panda named Yuan-yuan left Chengdu on April 16 for Austria in a research project.
Yuan-yuan, a 20-year-old male panda, left Chengdu on Apr. 16 for Austria in a 4-year collaborative research project. He will settle down at its new home at the Schonbrunn Zoo in Vienna, according to the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) based in the Wolong National Nature Reserve.
The research project will enhance China's cooperation with Austria in areas such as breeding, disease control and prevention as well as the reproduction of the giant panda, said Zhang Zhizhong, an official with the CCRCGP.
The base has launched giant panda research programs with 15 zoos in 13 countries and regions so far, according to Zhang.
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