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China Allows Thailand To Keep Their Reality Star Panda

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Panda loan renewed for Thailand

China, the mother of all giant pandas, has extended their loan another 2 years for Linping, the first giant panda born in Thailand, allowing the animal to remain there until 2013.

Linping's parents were provided to the Chiang Mai zoo in 2003 on a 10 year loan and produced the cub in 2009, who has since become a national reality television star.

The one year and ten month old cub is the star of a live 24-hour Truman Show Panda Channel that follows her every move.

She's so famous in Thailand that a competition to name her shortly after being born attracted 22 million entries! We're not even sure if that many people vote for American Idol contestants.

Sounds like she's ready to take her fame to the next level and turn into an international star.

We think Todd Phillips should squeeze her into the plot of The Hangover II if he hasn't already done so.

[Image via WENN.]

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