Pandas are majestic creatures whose lack of mating has left them endangered. They are native only to south central China and have a diet of 88% bamboo, though they will occasionally feast on other grasses, wild tubers and meat from birds, rodents, and carrion. Oh, and every single one is owned by China.
As of 2004 there were about 1,600 pandas alive, according to the World Wildlife Fund. 350 of those live under the watchful eyes of humans at zoos or breeding centers, with only 50 existing outside of China. It makes them a hot ticket item for any zoo who can manage to get their hands on one, but they come at a price.
China rents them out selectively to other countries. The renters fee for a pair is normally $1 million for a single year with increasing fees for China's conservation efforts. Rentals normally last up to 10 years and can be renewed—if the zoo can afford it! Chances are the zoos can sell an extra few plush panda bears at their gift shop to make up for the cost.