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Blessed with cute looks and a robust memory, Gu Gu is the zoo's goodwill ambassador and is often introduced to VIPs, director Li Xiaoguang told reporters. "Wonderful to meet Gu Gu!"
"The panda star in the zoo is Gu Gu". Gu Gu is a good-looking panda with a robust memory. (AAP) Mrs Trump writes wishes on a board after visiting the Panda enclosure. After the ceremony, Mrs. Trump and Madame Peng toured Banchang Primary School to participate in a variety of classes, including Peking opera, astronomy, fashion and design, calligraphy, cooking, and Chinese architecture.
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She gave the children eagle toys, telling them, "You have a panda here, we have an eagle in the United States".
The first lady, clad in designer duds and big sunglasses, said, "This is lovely". "You have a panda here, we have an eagle in the United States".