Friday, 20 September 2019

Nineteen-month-old female panda cub Yi Yi, born to parents Liang Liang and Xing Xing on loan from China, eats during her naming ceremony at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 1, 2019. The 19 month-old female panda cub's name was announced at a ceremony on Thursday, August 1, at the Giant Panda Conservation Centre in Kuala Lumpur, with China's Ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian in attendance. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

Nineteen-month old female panda cub Yi Yi (L) plays with her mother Liang Liang (R) during her naming ceremony at Malaysia's National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 1, 2019. The two giant panda parents' first offspring, a female called Nuan Nuan, was born in August 2015 but sent to China in November last year. According to the lease agreement between Beijing and Kuala Lumpur, panda cubs born in captivity must be returned to China by the age of two. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

Nineteen-month-old female panda cub Yi Yi looks at her name during her naming ceremony at Malaysia's National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 1, 2019. "It is my fervent hope that akin to the meaning of the name, the friendship between Malaysia and the People's Republic of China will be further enhanced; not limited to giant panda conservation efforts, but also diplomatically and economically," said Malaysia's Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister, Xavier Jayakumar. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

Nineteen-month old female panda cub Yi Yi during her naming ceremony at Malaysia's National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 1, 2019. Getting the endangered, shy, and bamboo-eating mammals to mate is a famously difficult task. They have an exceptionally short breeding season, with females fertile for just 24 to 36 hours a year, according to conservation groups. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

Nineteen-month-old female panda cub Yi Yi (L) plays with her mother Liang Liang (R) during her naming ceremony at Malaysia's National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 1, 2019. China has been sending their black and white ambassadors abroad in a sign of goodwill since the 1950s as part of what is known as "panda diplomacy". The lease agreement with Malaysia was part of celebrations marking 40 years of diplomatic ties. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

Nineteen-month-old female panda cub Yi Yi holds a sign with her name during her naming ceremony at Malaysia's National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 1, 2019. China has been sending their black and white ambassadors abroad in a sign of goodwill since the 1950s as part of what is known as "panda diplomacy". The lease agreement with Malaysia was part of celebrations marking 40 years of diplomatic ties. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng