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Ocean Park Throws a Cool Birthday Party for Giant Pandas with Icy Treats


Ocean Park has hosted a joyous birthday celebration for giant pandas Ying Ying and Le Le, who are turning 18 years old this August. As the Park’s most iconic animal ambassadors, Ying Ying and Le Le have won the hearts of visitors worldwide with their charming personalities and ‘pandorable’ antics.
The animal husbandry team at Ocean Park has joined hands once again with Häagen-Dazs™ to present two epic icy cakes as birthday presents to Ying Ying and Le Le. The thoughtfully designed frozen cakes come in a delightful peach-orange summer colourway, accented by an age cake topper made of ice lollies in forest green. Using the duo’s favourite food items, including bamboo, purple sweet potato, carrot and pear juice as ingredients, the icy cakes taste just as refreshing and delicious as they look!
Probably the city’s most well-known and popular animal citizens, Ying Ying and Le Le play an essential role in raising public awareness of the need to conserve biodiversity.  Pandas are an example of an umbrella species whose protection indirectly protects many other species within an ecosystem. As an essential base for giant panda conservation, Ocean Park plays a significant role in protecting this important species.
The regions where pandas live in Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu are the homes of several other endangered species, including the endangered golden snub-nosed monkey, the near-threatened takin and the critically endangered crested ibis.