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Renewed Effort Could Bring Panda to Central Park Zoo

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The city could be home to a panda for the first time since the 1980's.

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney will head to China next week to look into the possibility of bringing one of the fuzzy giants back to the Central Park Zoo.

The Manhattan Democrat says the mayor and a few of his deputies back the deal.

A state tourism official says giant pandas are rare in U.S. zoos and would boost the city's appeal to visitors.

Maloney says if the project is approved, the city will look for private donors to cover the cost of keeping the animal.

The last time the city housed pandas was during the Koch administration when China loaned two of them to the Bronx Zoo. ClientIP:,, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP