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Malaysia's Prime Minister welcomed two new pandas on loan by China to their new homes at Zoo Negara. (June 25)

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Selangor, Malaysia - June 25, 2014

1. Various, pandas exploring habitat

2. Mid, Panda conservation sign

3. Various, pandas in exhibit

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Two giant pandas from China were adjusting to their new home at the Zoo Negara in Selangor, Malaysia on Wednesday.

Cameras captured Male Fu Wah and female Feng Yi eating and walking around the enclosure inside the zoo's air-conditioned giant panda conservation complex.

The complex was formally opened by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

During the ceremony, the two pandas were also given new local names - Sing Sing for the male panda, and Liang Liang for the female panda.

The pandas arrived in Malaysia last May after a one-month delay due to the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

They are on a 10-year loan from China to commemorate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Public viewing of the pandas will begin on Friday.

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