We visited Ähtäri the Snowpandahouse 16.8.2018. Here is the story of these two pandas with cute photos.
During the visit by Chinese President Xi Jingping to Finland last April, China and Finland signed an agreement on joint research on giant pandas. According to the document, a pair of pandas was sent to Finland in January 2018 and live in Ahtari zoo for 15 years. They are a gift from China to mark our nation’s 100 years of independence.
The Snowpanda House of Ähtäri Zoo is an impressive complex. Upon examining the complex in November 2017, the top experts of China’s State Forestry Administration’s panda centre stated that the building and the outside enclosures are the best outside of China. The Snowpanda House includes a viewing space where the public can see the pandas spending time in their outdoor, in wintertimeolaying in the snow, and indoor enclosures.
The two are a four-year-old male panda, named Hua Bao, and a three-year-old female, named Jin Baobao. Their new, Finnish names are Pyry, “Snowfall”, for the male, and Lumi “Snow” for the female.