To celebrate Sichuan Airlines’ second anniversary at YVR and to mark the important connections between British Columbia and China, today we announced the name of our newly adopted infant panda at a PANDAmonium-themed media event.
Lulu – named after the largest island estuary in the Fraser River, which makes up the City of Richmond – lives a leisurely life on Chengdu Panda Base, where the Airport Authority’s adoption donation will help fund important research and conservation initiatives.
The name was one of many suggested by our employees and means “precious jade” in Chinese. From the dozens of suggested names, five finalists were determined and put to employee and public votes on Facebook. Thanks to everyone who participated by suggesting and/or voting for names!
Check out this adorable video of Lulu, and learn more about the giant pandas as part of Sichuan Airlines’ Summer Panda Festival 2014, happening at the Richmond Night Market from June 27 to October 13, 2014. The festival includes a grand prize contest for the chance to win a family trip to visit Sichuan province and the Chengdu Panda Base.
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