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To tremendous pomp and circumstance, two giant pandas from China touched down on Canadian soil on Monday, marking the start of a decade-long visit that will be split between zoos in Toronto and Calgary.
The breeding pair, comprised of five-year-old female Er Shun and four-year-old male Da Mao, landed in a specially branded FedEx plane at a depot outside Toronto before being whisked off to customs inside plexiglas travelling containers. The bears had a police escort for the final leg of their journey, arriving by truck at the Toronto Zoo shortly after 1 p.m.