Schoenbrunn has been home to pandas since 2003, when Yang Yang and male Long Hui arrived. China lends the rare bears to other countries as a sign of goodwill in what is known as "panda diplomacy." Long Hui died in December 2016 while undergoing an examination for a tumor, which zoo officials said was malignant and inoperable. He had fathered twins months earlier.
Vienna zoo gets male panda as partner for longtime resident
BERLIN (AP) — A 19-year-old male giant panda has arrived at Vienna's Schoenbrunn zoo, more than two years after his predecessor died. Yuan Yuan, who arrived on Tuesday evening, was chosen as a partner for Yang Yang, the zoo's 18-year-old female panda. The zoo said Wednesday that he will be introduced to the public at the end of May once he is out of quarantine.