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China’s Monopoly on Giant Pandas

Giant Pandas are endemic to China, and that country owns all the Giant Pandas throughout the world. A zoo in another country can get a panda on loan from China, but they have to pay a hefty price and agree to give the panda back.

Things started in the 1950s when China began gifting Giant Pandas to other countries. President Nixon was gifted two pandas in 1972 as a show of thanks after visiting China. Other…

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