CityNews – On 10th May, at the office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Surapong Tovichakchaikul, the minister of Foreign Affairs, revealed that after prolonged discussions with the Chinese minister of Foreign Affair that everyone’s favourite panda Lhin Ping will be sent back to China soon in order to procreate.
Lhin Ping’s Chiang Mai odyssey will come to an abrupt 12th October 2013, but it is agreed that one day she will return to her beloved northern rose after she has done the business in China. She will follow her parents Chuang Chuang and Lhin Hui who will also wave a paw goodbye come October 2013.
The valuable panda’s price has gone up though, from 250,000 dollars a year to one million a year. The payment is the responsibility of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. It’s not yet known how it might affect the cost of a zoo entrance or things such as panda teddy bears or novelty panda themed computer software.
Tonight May 10th, at 8.30 p.m. Chiang Mai Zoo has invited Chiang Mai press to go to Suvannabhumi Airport for the official press conference concerning this issue.