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Ling Ling
Birth: 1969
Death: Dec. 30, 1992

A giant Panda Bear who arrived in the United States as a symbol of United States-China detente and who quickly achieved world-wide status as the most beloved attraction along with her mate Hsing Hsing, at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., for many years. The giant pandas were sent to the United States as a gift from China in June 1972, two months after President Richard Milhous Nixon's historical trip to Beijing, China, as a gift, which helped to re-open contacts between the United States and China. At there first public appearance, an estimated eight thousand people stood in the rain from 30 minutes to an hour, just to see them. In the 20 years that Ling Ling spent at the National Zoo, an estimated 3 million people had visited her a year. On December 30, 1992, at the age of 23, Ling Ling was found dead in her cage. She was 23 years old. Her mate Hsing Hsing survived her by almost 7 years. (bio by: K) 
 
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Smithsonian Institution
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 19, 2003
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Ling Ling
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