I believe that all Pandas belong to China, they have absolute full control over them. They may recall them at any time from a zoo. So, any young would therefore belong to China.What happens to pandas that are born in captivity to parent pandas that are on loan from from China?
NOOOOOOO! If a panda is born in captivity the zoo it was born in gets to keep all the panda cubs that were successfully born in the time that the zoo rented the two adult pandas. In any case that china wants the cubs, they would have to buy the cubs from the zoo for their price range.
7 year study.
The baby belongs to China and is returned to China.
The terms of the San Diego Zoo's panda research loan indicate China will decide the location of the home for any giant panda cub born at the Zoo after it reaches its third birthday.
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Newborns born outside China still belong to China. They are kept for about 2-3 years after they're born, and then must be return to China. Sometimes zoos can ask for an extension in their stay, for example Tai Shan the panda male from the D.C. zoo was given an extension. The zoos are to pay China 1 million each year for each panda they have also.