In 2008, a panda named Tuan Tuan was gifted to a Taipei zoo. The act is customary for the country of China, who sends the southwestern animals abroad as a sign of goodwill. Recently, Tuan Tuan was diagnosed with brain lesions from an MRI scan, hinting at a possible brain tumor. Taiwan welcomed a pair of experts from China, Wu Honglin and Wei Ming, to pool knowledge and provide Tuan Tuan with the best medical treatment possible. Pandas are a rare species in the world, with just only 1,800 living in the wild and another 500 living in in zoos or reserves.

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