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Pandas land in Edinburgh

12-06-2011 08:42 BJT

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Two giant pandas, Tiantian and Yangguang, have arrived at The Edinburgh Zoo - the first to live in Britain for nearly two decades.

A rousing Scottish welcome was prepared for the cuddly looking animals. And they arrived in style - flying on a chartered plane complete with specially prepared food. They are being given 2 weeks of rest to help them settle in before making their public debut.

The pair will stay at the Zoo for the next decade, where officials are hoping they will give birth to cubs. They will also be part of a genetic research program aiming to ensure their survival.

Chinese giant pandas arrive in Edinburgh.

Chinese giant pandas arrive in Edinburgh.

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