World's oldest captive giant panda enjoys mooncake at Mid-Autumn Festival

Editor:嫖酸輩
Source:Xinhua
Updated:2018-09-25 09:14:14

Giant panda Xin Xing tastes a specially-made mooncake at Chongqing Zoo in southwest China's Chongqing, Sept 24, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

  CHONGQING - One of the world's oldest captive giant panda alive today, Xin Xing, enjoyed her feast, a mooncake with fruits and bamboo shoots on its top, at Mid-Autumn Festival in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.

  The mooncake was a special present from Chongqing Zoo and some panda lovers in the municipality, made from rice, eggs, soybeans and seasonings including salt and vegetable oil.

Giant panda Xin Xing tastes a specially-made mooncake at Chongqing Zoo in southwest China's Chongqing, Sept 24, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

  In the morning, the zoo staff decorated her house with lanterns and served the giant panda a mooncake with her favorite bamboo shoots and sliced apples, cucumbers and pitayas as the icing.

  Born in 1982 in Baoxing County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Xin Xing is a 36-year-old mother panda to six cubs, equivalent to more than 100 human years. She is also the grandmother of a male panda Bili at Ueno Zoological Park in Japan, named Ri Ri in Japanese, said the Chongqing Zoo

Children and a staff member of Chongqing Zoo prepare a specially-made mooncake for giant panda Xin Xing in southwest China's Chongqing, Sept 24, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

  The festival, falling on the 15th day of the eighth month on Chinese lunar calendar, is a major occasion for family reunions in China, with the tradition of enjoying the full moon and eating mooncakes.