Berlin zoo to keep politics out of panda names after public picks Hong and Kong

Berlin zoo has said it wants to keep politics out of the naming of its two newborn panda cubs after readers of a German newspaper voted for them to be called Hong and Kong, Global Times reported on Monday.The zoo, which said it would work with Chinese experts to name the cubs once their gender became clear, told the tabloid: “We want to fundamentally distance ourselves from these reports on the naming of the panda twins.”The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in southwestern Sichuan…

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