2 pandas arrive in Malaysia from China after delayBy AP News May 21, 2014 4:46PM UTC
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two giant pandas have arrived in Malaysia from China after a one-month delay due to the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner.
Notably, they arrived in Kuala Lumpur on a Malaysia Airlines flight.
Male Fu Wa and female Feng Yi are on a 10-year loan from China to commemorate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
Upon their arrival Wednesday on a special plane, they were taken to a specially built complex at the national zoo, where they’ll be quarantined for a month before receiving visitors.
The pandas’ scheduled arrival last month was postponed out of respect for relatives of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The search is ongoing for the plane, which vanished while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8 with 239 people on board, mostly Chinese.