TORONTO -- The Toronto Zoo's two new stars can finally meet their fans.
An exhibit featuring giant pandas on loan from China officially opens to the public today after two days of private tours for media, politicians and select zoo members.
Da Mao and his prospective mate Er Shun arrived to great fanfare in March but have been hidden from view while quarantined.
Pandas are solitary creatures, so they're housed separately, but will be temporarily brought together for mating season each year.
The pair will remain at the zoo for five years before heading to the Calgary Zoo for another five.
Their stay is being touted by Canadian and Chinese officials as a sign that ties between the two countries are getting stronger.
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The Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide, Australia
The zoo is <a href="http://www.zoossa.com.au/adelaide-zoo/animals-exhibits/animals/mammals?species=Giant%20Panda" target="_blank">home to two giant pandas</a>, Wang Wang and Funi. Here, you see Wang Wang sampling bamboo in his new enclosure at Adelaide Zoo on December 13, 2009 in Adelaide, Australia.
The Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta, United States
The zoo is <a href="http://www.zooatlanta.org/home/animals/mammals/giant_panda/meet_the_pandas" target="_blank">home to five giant pandas</a>, two adults and three cubs. The two adults are named Lun Lun and Yang Yang. The cubs are named Mei Lan, Xi Lan and Po. Here we see Yang Yang eating bamboo leaves at a zoo in Atlanta on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010.
Chapultepec Zoo, Mexico City, Mexico
The zoo houses three female pandas: Xiu Hua, Shuan Shuan & Xin Xin. Here, giant panda Shuan Shuan eats bamboo in her inclosure at the Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City, Thursday, July 5, 2012.
Schönbrunn Zoo, Vienna, Austria
The Schönbrunn Zoo is home to two pandas: <a href="http://www.zoovienna.at/tiere-und-anlagen/die-pandas-im-tiergarten-schonbrunn/" target="_blank">Yang Yang & Long Hui</a>. On the right,Yang Yang eats bamboo at the Schoenbrunn zoo in Vienna, Austria on October 16, 2012.
Chiang Mai Zoo, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai Zoo is home to three pandas: Chuang Chuang, Lin Hui and Lin Ping. Pictured are Chuang Chuang (R) and Lin Hui, enjoying a wedding ice cake, filled with fruits, at Chiang Mai Zoo in northern Thailand.
The Madrid Zoo, Madrid, Spain
The zoo houses four pandas: two adults and two cubs. The adults are named Bing Xing, Hua Zuiba. The two cubs are named Po and De De. Here, the cubs discover their birthday cake during celebrations for their first birthday at Madrid's Zoo on September 9, 2011 in Madrid.
The Smithsonian National Zoological Park, DC, United States
This zoo is currently home to two pandas:<a href="http://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/giantpandas/default.cfm" target="_blank"> Mei Xiang and male Tian Tian</a>. In the photo, Tian Tian, the 275-pound male giant panda at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, moves around in his outdoor enclosure.
The Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh, Scotland
After Scotland reached a deal with China, the Edinburgh Zoo landed two pandas: <a href="http://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/attractions/GiantPandas/" target="_blank">Tian Tian and Yang Guang</a>. Here, the male Yang Guang (Sunshine), a giant male panda, chews on bamboo on his ninth birthday, his first on Scottish soil, at Edinburgh Zoo, on August 14, 2012 in Edinburgh.
The Beauval Zoo (ZooParc de Beauval), Saint-Aignan, Loir-et-Cher, France
The zoo is home to two pandas: Huan Huan (R), a female and Yuan Zi, a male. Here, the two are pictured on February 18, 2012 at the Beauval zoo in Saint-Aignan, central France, as part of the public opening.
The Beijing Zoo, Beijing, China
BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 05: A giant panda rests at the Beijing Zoo on June 5, 2012 in Beijing, China. With an estimated 1,600 living in the wild, the endangered giant panda dwell in a few mountain ranges in central China, in Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Gansu provinces.
The San Diego Zoo, California, United States
The zoo has <a href="http://www.sandiegozoo.org/pandacam/meet.html" target="_blank">housed nine giant pandas in the past</a> but only four remain: Bai Yun, Gao Gao , Yun Zi and Xiao Liwu. In the photo, Xiao Liwu, a 5 1/2-month-old male panda, below, nurses as his mother, Bai Yun while she looks on at the San Diego Zoo Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in San Diego.
The Shanghai Zoo, Shanghai, China
Panda cubs from the Wolong Giant Panda Reserve Center in Sichuan are seen at a Shanghai zoo, in China Thursday Jan. 28, 2010. Ten giant panda cubs, all born after the deadly earthquake that hit China's Sichuan province in 2008, were sent to Shanghai to go on display during this year's World Expo.
The Taipei Zoo, Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei's zoo houses two pandas: Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan. Here, the two eat bamboo leaves inside their new enclosure at the Taipei Zoo on January 26, 2009. City authorities have spent about 10 million US dollars on an enclosure for the four-year-old pair and hope they will attract six million visitors a year.
The Memphis Zoo, Memphis, United States
The zoo is <a href="http://memphiszoo.org/china" target="_blank">home to two giant pandas</a>: Le-le, left, and Ya-Ya. Here the two are seen wrestling during courtship at the zoo, in this Jan. 10, 2007, file photo.