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Apr 16 Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing at National Zoo

Apr 16 Giant Pandas "Ling-Ling" and "Hsing-Hsing" Arrive at National Zoo

 

Apr 16 Giant Pandas "Ling-Ling" and "Hsing-Hsing" Arrive at National Zoo

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Year: 
1972
Month: 
april
Day: 
16
Date: 
Sun, 1972-04-16

Two Giant Pandas, Hsing-Hsing (m) and Ling-Ling (f), arrive at Andrews Air Force Base on April 16, 1972 at 5 AM. The pandas are gifts to the United States of America from the People's Republic of China following President Richard M. Nixon’s historic visit to China. The pandas are officially presented to the National Zoological Park on April 20, 1972.