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2 giant pandas from China arrive in Malaysia for a 10-year stay after 1-month delay

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    Feng Yi, one of two giant pandas from China, sits in a cage on its arrival at cargo terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. The pandas, named Fu Wa and Feng Yi, arrived in Malaysia to mark 40 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries. The pandas will be on loan to Malaysia for ten years. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian) (The Associated Press)

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    Feng Yi, one of two giant pandas from China, sits in a cage on its arrival at cargo terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. The pandas, named Fu Wa and Feng Yi, arrived in Malaysia to mark 40 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries. The pandas will be on loan to Malaysia for ten years. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian) (The Associated Press)

Two giant pandas have arrived in Malaysia from China after a one-month delay due to the missing Malaysian jetliner.

Male Fu Wa and female Feng Yi are on a 10-year loan from China to commemorate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Upon their arrival Wednesday on a special plane, they were taken to a specially built complex at the national zoo, where they'll be quarantined for a month before receiving visitors.

The pandas' scheduled arrival last month was postponed out of respect for relatives of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The search is ongoing for the plane, which vanished while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8 with 239 people on board, mostly Chinese.