First Lady Melania Trump befriended a beloved 240-pound panda named GuGu on her ultimate days in China.
When President Donald Trump departed Asia, the primary girl remained behind to tour the Bejing Zoo and the Great Wall of China. She was reportedly greeted by kids waving fashions of Chinese and American flags and singing. She handed out stuffed eagles to the kids on the zoo and posed for photos close to the enclosure of GuGu the Giant Panda, a beloved 17-year-old fixture on the zoo that homes a number of large pandas.
GuGu is understood for aggressive conduct towards people who enter his enclosure, together with repeatedly biting legs. He’s affectionately referred to as a “panda with attitude,” and there’s a sign up English and Chinese outdoors his cage that declares his isolationist standing, studying: “I’m a loner and I have teeth that bite.” Fewer than 2,000 large pandas stay within the wild in China.
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Melania Trump talks to kids in entrance of a panda part as she visits Beijing Zoo in Beijing. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Trump was greeted by kids singing and waving American and Chinese flags. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Melania Trump poses with a panda plushie after visiting the panda enclosure on the zoo in Beijing, China. REUTERS/Ng Han Guan
At the Panda House reward store, Trump signed an image of a large panda, writing, “Thank you to the Beijing Zoo! Wonderful to meet GuGu.” Several different first women have visited the large pandas in Bejing, participating in what’s fondly dubbed “panda diplomacy,” together with Nancy Reagan and Michelle Obama.
Trump additionally toured the Great Wall of China, the place she rode a cable automotive, signed a guestbook for the enduring cease and walked alongside a stretch of the wall for about half an hour with a small group of aides and safety officers, reported The Associated Press. She obtained a scroll as a present earlier than leaving China for Alaska, the place she’s going to greet troops. POTUS traveled to Vietnam, the place he’ll attend conferences for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.
The Trumps visited Japan and South Korea earlier than touchdown in China.