So... let's see if I've got this straight; the zoo offers to help China keep their Panda species alive by taking two of the critters, making space for them, feeding them, and footing all the bills for the vet and the caretakers, not to mention daytime security and the night watchman, and... the Chinese LEASE them the animals? And the zoo PAYS the CHINESE for that???
Someone's been taking Stupid Pills.
At $1 mil, I'd have to admit that if God had wanted pandas in North America, he'd have put them here. China needs them more than we do.