Pandas are Coming to Edinburgh Zoo!

Kid Friendly, What's New — By Christina Maria Paschyn on January 18, 2011 at 3:16 pm

BBC News is reporting that Edinburgh Zoo will be the home of two giant pandas from China soon, apparently the first to live in Britain in 17 years. Born in 2003, we can only hope that the pair, Tian Tian and Yangguang, will go on to have many cubs. No arrival date has been set, but we’ll let you know as soon as an agreement is reached. For now, explore the zoo’s many other amazing creatures (it recently welcomed sun bears as its newest species).

Tian Tian, coming soon to Edinburgh Zoo (image by BBC News)

Even in the winter, there are plenty of fun things to do in the zoo. From now until Jan 31, try to snap a picture of the zoo’s elusive albino squirrel and you could win free family tickets for entrance into the zoo or the Highland Wildlife Park. This weekend learn all about Australian animals and plants on the zoo’s Aussie trail; there will be various drop-in activities that parents and tots will enjoy alike. And on February 3, join the veterinary staff for an inside look at how they treat and care for the zoo’s furry residents.

[All images courtesy of BBC News]

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