CHIANG MAI, 29 September 2013 – Panda Lin Ping has been sent away to China under the agreement between Thailand and China to find her mate for one year.
Chiang Mai residents bid farewell to Lin Ping, a female panda born of two ambassador pandas Lin Hui and Chuang Chuang. The 4-year-old panda has been sent to Chengdu in Sichuan Province, China.
People were taking pictures of the panda as well as the parade of panda fans, mascots, and several animals. The parade began from Chiang Mai Zoo, going through the city, to arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport.
Former Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat presided over the farewell ceremony. Chinese Ambassador to Thailand Ning Fukui thanked the Thai people for a good care of Lin Ping.