River Wonders' Giant Panda Le Le turns a two-rrific two this August

01 August 2023
As Singapore approaches her 58th birthday this month, one furry local will be turning a two-rrific two! Le Le, the first Giant Panda cub born on these shores, celebrates his coming of age on 14 August. To herald this milestone, which marks Le Le’s first steps towards independence, Mandai Wildlife Group and bossini are launching a line of apparel inspired by River Wonders’ favourite black and white resident.

Trisha Tay (extreme right), Assistant Curator and lead panda caregiver, and her family, looking panda-stic in bossini’s collection of Le Le apparel, which is launched in celebration of the Giant Panda’s second birthday this August. 

Photo credit: bossini

Since his birth, Le Le has beefed up from a 200-gram hairless and helpless infant into a near independent juvenile panda weighing over 60kg. He has captured hearts, both in Singapore and in the global social media arena, with his cheeky demeanour and spirited personality. 

Fans of Le Le will be familiar with the various poses depicted on the new t-shirt collection, which comprises six designs—two for adults and four for children—in varying hues of purple and blue. The t-shirt motifs were conceptualised based on Le Le’s favourite activities—joyfully chomping on bamboo and snoozing serenely on his much-loved tree during his younger days. One tee even highlights a spectrum of the animated panda’s manifold expressions. Another features Le Le with a Red Panda, a nod to how birthdays are best celebrated with close friends (and family).

Much thought went into the project, with the teams from Mandai Wildlife Group and bossini working together since September 2022. Designs also took into consideration bossini’s popular colours and designs, which include raglan and all over print. The adult variations are also unisex, making it a breeze for family and friends to match outfits. Like all tees retailing at bossini which focus on comfortable casual wear, the Le Le range is made from 100 per cent cotton.

To take the celebrations a step further, River Wonders will offer a host of panda-themed activities from now until 10 September 2023. Le Le fans, mark 14 August in your calendar to celebrate Le Le’s two-rrific milestone. Head into River Wonders bright and early and watch the birthday bear receiving treats such as a specially prepared bamboo cake and trying his hand at some unboxing. Don’t fret if you can’t make it! The party will be streamed live as well.

Embark on Le Le’s Panda-stic Trail and spot his favourite food and toys, or learn how we care for our Giant Pandas at the interactive awareness booth. Piece together your own panda birthday hat, build a panda paper puppet and capture panda-stic memories with the ever popular Giant Panda mascots. River Wonders’ other ambassador animals will also join in the birthday fun!

The Le Le apparel collection is now available in River Wonders’ retail stores and online at Mandai Wildlife Group’s Lazada e-store and bossini’s Shopee e-store. Selected bossini outlets across Singapore will carry the tees from 11 August. Hop over to www.bossini.com.sg for bossini’s line up of launch activities for the collection.

From 11 August till 10 September, stand a chance to win a Friends of Wildlife family membership with the purchase of two t-shirts from bossini outlets carrying the Le Le collection. Get a Le Le reusable drawstring tote bag with every $80 spent at the River Wonders’ retail outlets and bossini stores carrying the range.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE (1 Aug – 10 Sep 2023)

Our beloved Giant Panda cub turns two this August! Come join us in this two-rrific celebration at River Wonders with exciting activities. Catch Le Le’s playful antics, strike a pose with our panda family mascots, get artsy with panda-themed crafts and more! For more information, please visit: www.mandai.com/LeLeTurnsTwo

Event / Activity


Le Le’s Two-rrific Birthday Party

Catch the birthday bear receiving some special treats and trying his hand at unboxing his presents!

Date: 14 Aug

Time: 10.00am

Venue: Giant Panda Forest

Le Le’s Panda-stic Trail

Spot Le Le's favourite food and toys in Giant Panda Forest to help celebrate his birthday.

Date: 1 Aug – 10 Sep

Time: 10.00am – 7.00pm

Venue: Around River Wonders

Be a Panda Keeper Activity Booth

Step into the shoes of a panda keeper at our interactive awareness booth and discover how we care for our birthday bear, Le Le!

Date: All weekends in Aug and 9, 10 Aug, 2, 3, 9, 10 Sep

Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm

Venue: Entrance of Giant Panda Forest

Make Your Own Panda Hat

Put together your own birthday hat and join the celebrations!

Limited to the first 150 participants per day, on a first-come, first-served basis. While stocks last.

Date: All weekends in Aug and 9, 10 Aug, 2-10 Sep

Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Venue: River Wonders Entrance

Build-a-Panda Puppet

Let your creativity run wild and take home your panda paper puppet creation!

Limited to the first 200 participants per day, on a first-come, first-served basis. While stocks last.

Date: All weekends in Aug and 9, 10 Aug, 2-10 Sep

Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Venue: Entrance of Giant Panda Forest

Panda Mascot Meet & Greet

Cuddle up for a photo with our bear-y cute panda mascot family and bring home precious photo moments.

Date: 5, 6, 9, 10, 19, 20, 26, 27 Aug, 2-10 Sep

Time: 12.00pm and 2.00pm (20 min per session)

Venue: Panda Courtyard

Pledge for Wildlife

Pledge your support and help us to continuously care for our animals! Make a contribution of $5 and receive a panda design plantable card.

Date: All weekends in Aug and 9, 10 Aug, 2-10 Sep

Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Venue: Entrance of Giant Panda Forest

Festive Animal Presentations

Join our animal friends in a special Once Upon a River presentation to celebrate our nation’s 58th birthday!

Date: 1 – 13 Aug

Time: 11.30am, 2.30pm, 4.30pm

Venue: Boat Plaza

Music in a Whole New Light

Immerse in an illuminating candlelight performance by a string quartet as manatees swim fluidly by in the background.

Date: 5, 6, 9, 10 Aug

Time: 1.00pm, 3.00pm (20 min per session)

Venue: Manatee Tank, Amazon Flooded Forest




Celebrate in Style with bossini

There’s something for everyone in the family with the new Le Le apparel collection by Mandai Wildlife Group and bossini.

What’s more! Receive a free Le Le reusable drawstring tote bag with minimum $80 spend*.

*One purchase from the Le Le apparel collection is required. Limited quantity on a first-come, first-served basis. While stocks last.

Date: From 1 Aug

Venue: River Wonders Retail Shop and House of Kai Kai & Jia Jia




Le Le’s Commemorative Photobook

Bring home a memento of our birthday bear! Each photobook consists of 3 x 6R photographs and all digital copies.

*While stocks last.

Date: From 1 Aug

Time: 10.00am – 6.30pm

Venue: Photo Shop at Giant Panda Forest

Panda-licious Snack Boxes

It’s a panda affair! Fuel up and satisfy your tummy with panda-themed snack boxes.

Date: 1 Aug – 10 Sep

Time: 11.00am – 5.00pm

Venue: Mama Panda Kiosk

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