The First Panda Cub born in Japan in 2016 Named “Jie Bang”
http://english.ourpanda.com/ 2017-02-15 14:24:42
On Dec 5th, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding received a letter from Adventure World in Shirahama, Japan that the giant panda cub born on September 18, 2016 was named “Jie Bang” .
“Jie” in Chinese means mutual help and interconnection, “Bang” (the same as “滨” in Chinese) means coast and waterfront in Chinese. “Jie Bang”indicates that the cross-border “Bang Family” will inherit traditions, span and connect varied values, cultures, languages and nations, so as to create a better future.
The public naming contest attracted more than 50thousand letters or calls, and the chosen name was contributed by a music teacher from Tokyo.
Li Han, a breeder from Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding who witnessd panda cub's birth and growth process was dispatched to Japan to assist in the breeding of giant pandas.
“Jie Bang” is quite vivacious and curious about things.
When sensing the breeder’s coming, it will belly impatiently and want to fall into the breeder’s arms and will also wave its paws cutely while sucking the milk.
Now,the little“Jie Bang” has grown to 4,465 grams from its birth weight of 197 grams benefiting from his mother "Liang Bang"’s breast breeding.
“Jie Bang” is the fifth child of “Yong Ming” and “Liang Bang”.
“Jie Bang’s” older siblings include “Yong Bang” and “Mei Bang” who were born on September 13, 2008, “Yang Bang” and “Hai Bang” on August 11, 2010, “You Bang” on August 10, 2012 and “Tao Bang” and “Ying Bang” on December 2, 2014. “Mei Bang” and “Yong Bang” returned to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.