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An unusual opening for celebrations at the Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden

Chiang Mai Zoo celebrates Chinese ‘101 days’ custom for Lhin Ping

 

An unusual opening for celebrations at the Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden

 

Chiang Mai Zoo celebrates Chinese ‘101 days’ custom for Lhin Ping

Chinese Consul-General Shu Weimin presided over the inauguration and religious ceremony for Lhin Ping’s 101st day event held at Chiang Mai Zoo. With him are the zoo’s director Sopon Damnui, right, and Noppadol Anontawilat from the Thai-China Business Association.

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Baby panda Lhin Ping’s 101st day event took place between September 4 and 6, hosted by Chiang Mai Zoo and based on an ancient Chinese custom which holds the belief that the panda cub has now survived the period of instability following her birth and is safe from harm.

Watch your weight, Lhin Ping! Yet another cake was provided for the baby panda’s ‘101 day’ celebrations on September 4-6. Good to know she’s doing well!
The inauguration and religious ceremony which began the celebrations was held at 9 a.m. in front of the Panda Clinic and presided over by Chinese Consul-General in Chiang Mai Zhu Weimin.
Director of the Zoological Park Organisation Sopon Damnui updated guests regarding Lhin Pong’s development, following which the president of Chiang Mai’s Thai-China Business Association Noppadol Anontawilat and representatives from 40 Chinese-related organisations presented blessing gifts for Lhin Ping while the zoo’s employees were given the traditional blessing foods, noodles with eggs, the Chinese words for which mean ‘complete’ and ‘long life’.