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|Kangaroo 'Skippy' and China's friendship ambassadors Wangwang and Funi invite you to visit a country of beautiful sceneries and hospitable people. Let them take you on a wondrous journey to Beijing, Xian, Shanghai and beyond to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Great Wall, the splendour of the Forbidden City, the ancient village streets in southern China, the mystery of western China and much, much more.|
|Adelaide Zoo has been entrusted with the care of two Giant Pandas. Wang Wang and Funi were carefully chosen because they are healthy, friendly and easy to handle. They are also considered a fantastic genetic pairing for the global Giant Panda breeding program. Any cubs Wang Wang and Funi have will be valuable additions to the Giant Panda population.|
A chance encounter with Australian TV producer Andy Warhol in a bar on Sydney's Oxford St.lead to Skippy being cast in a new TV series. An experiment in reality TV, "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo" had Skippy living on Waratah National Park with the park ranger, his son, a helicopter pilot and an anomalous hot blonde chick.
The idea of the show was that Skippy and co would have quaint little adventures in the bush, with perhaps the occasional encounter with a more serious menace such as a poacher or something. However, by the third season, producers had noticed that there were a lot more encounters with criminals than one would expect, and began looking rather suspiciously in Skippy's direction. Skippy, seeing the writing on the wall, resigned before any serious investigation could begin. The show limped on for one more season, renamed the Bitey the Deadly Funnelweb Spider show before being canceled.