Pandas of Schönbrunn Zoo Vienna on their Journey to Sichuan, China

More+More+ ♦ Published: December 6, 2018; 18:19 ♦ (Vindobona)

The two-year-old panda twins Fu Feng and Fu Ban, born in Vienna, relocated to Sichuan Province in China in transport boxes and by airplane as originally planned.

Pandas on their way to China. The food on board consists of bamboo, sweet potatoes, carrots and water. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Chensiyuan [CC BY-SA 4.0]

All Viennese pandas are only on loan from China to the Schönbrunn Zoo.

Nevertheless, according to a statement by Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen, the pandas are a symbol of friendship between the Republic of Austria and the People's Republic of China.

The reason for the journey are apparently the contractual agreements that the animals must be handed over…