Giant pandas in UK first time in 17 years

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Edinburgh Zoo are in preparation for the arrival of two giant pandas which will be the first to live in the Uk for 17 years.

Pandas – Tian Tian and Yang Guang – will be brought into Edinburgh Zoo sometime around July onwards under an historic agreement with China.

 

Edinburgh Zoo spokeswoman said: “The date has absolutely not been confirmed for the arrival of the pandas, although it is true all parties plan to be prepared for the arrival from July onwards.

“Work on the enclosure and on plans for their arrival is well underway and on schedule.”

It is understood the Pandas – who were both born in 2003 – will be flown in on a special jet.

Discussions are underway between Edinburgh Airport and Chinese delegates over the travel plans for transporting the pandas to Edinburgh Zoo.