Meng Xiang

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Meng Xiang
Chinese name 梦想
Nickname Pit [1]
BornAugust 31, 2019
Berlin Zoo, Germany

Meng Xiang (Chinese :梦想; lit. 'Long-awaited Dream', [2] ) nicknamed Pit, is a male giant panda [3] born on August 31, 2019, in the Berlin Zoo in Germany. [4] His father is Jiao Qing and mother is Meng Meng, [5] both from Sichuan, China. [6] They arrived in Berlin on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Germany in 2017. [7]

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Meng Xiang and his twin Meng Yuan were the first giant pandas born in Germany. [8]

Named

The naming of the twin panda cubs raised a lot of concerns. Joshua Wong suggested that they should be named "Democracy" and "Freedom", while the people of Berlin suggested the names "Hong Hong" and "Kong Kong". Some people suggested the names "Hotdog" and "Fries". [9] However, they were finally named "Meng Xiang" and "Meng Yuan". [10]

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