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Giant panda celebrates thirtieth birthday in western Japan zoo

TOKYO, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) — A male large panda, Eimei, at a zoo in western Japan’s Wakayama Prefecture celebrated his thirtieth birthday on Wednesday, native media reported.

The Adventure World theme park within the city of Shirahama marked Eimei’s landmark birthday by presenting him ice blocks that spelled out “Happy Birthday” and “30”.

Eimei, who has fathered greater than a dozen cubs, can be round 90 in human phrases, officers of the ability stated.

Eimei just isn’t the oldest large panda on the planet, however he’s the oldest to have naturally fathered cubs whereas in captivity. He has fathered 16 cubs thus far, with the youngest named Fuhin, born in November 2020, in line with Adventure World.

“I am deeply moved and very happy that Eimei turned 30 years old,” stated zookeeper Yuka Shinagawa, including that “We hope he will continue to live in good health for a long time.”

Born in China in 1992, Eimei arrived in Japan two years later.