Giant Pandas arrive at Edinburgh Zoo
7 December 2011
Popular Scottish attraction Edinburgh Zoo has welcomed two Giant Pandas, Tian Tian and Yang Guang, from China.
Tian Tian and Yang Guang, meaning "sweetness" and "sunshine" respectively, are the first Giant Pandas to live in the UK for 17 years. They arrived in Scotland after a 9 hour flight on a specially chartered flight on 4th December and were taken to the purpose-built £250,000 Panda Enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo.
This is the culmination of 5 years preparation and it is hoped that the pair of Pandas will stay for at least 10 years. It is also hoped that the pandas will breed whilst at Edinburgh zoo and provide a significant boost to tourism in Scotland.
Both pandas have settled into their enclosures and it is planned to allow the public to see them from 16th December.
As demand to see the giant pandas will be very high, special arrangements have been put in place by Edinburgh Zoo. Pre-booking is essential as visitors will be arranged in groups for timed viewing sessions, setting off every 10 minutes and lasting about 20 mins. For more information on visiting the Giant Pandas, please see the links below.
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