Organized by the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) and iPanda.com, the Panda World Cup would include panda soccer games, sumptuous meals for pandas, a panda quiz and three featured activities relevant to the FIFA World Cup, according to a statement sent to the Global Times on Thursday.
Eight pandas born in 2017 would star in the activities, whose information is on a special page at iPanda.com.
According to the statement, the activities was launched to help pandas living in the mountains and "pandamen," the panda breeders, to enjoy the FIFA World Cup 2018, to promote ties between pandas and people around the world, and to reinforce panda-related international cultural interactions.
Some 100,000 Chinese soccer fans plan to visit Russia for the 2018 World Cup, Ctrip, China's leading online travel agency told the Global Times previously.
This article was originally published in Global Times