A piece of China in the heart of Berlin – the new Panda bears at the zoo

That was a rare event: an act of state with German’s chancellor Angela Merkel due to the arrival of the two panda bears at the Berlin Zoo. After the first weeks the animals have mighty fine settled in and are the principal magnet for visitors. People still stand in line daily to get a look at the panda boar Jiao Qing (precious) and the panda sow Meng Meng (gorgeous). When my son recently went with his schoolclass he couldn’t see the pandas. The queue in front of the panda park was so long that the teacher didn’t want to wait. The official announcement of the zoo: „Noone will wait more than 30min“!