Edinburgh Zoo is home to the UK's only giant pandas. We have a female called Tian Tian who was born on 24 August 2003 and her name translates to 'Sweetie' in Chinese. The male is called Yang Guang, he was born 10 days earlier on 14 August 2003 and his name means 'sunshine'.
They are here on a 10 year loan from China
Breeding Programme Category:
The giant pandas are managed by the International Stud Book
Location in the Zoo:
Our pandas can be found in the giant panda exhibit near the Monkey House and Penguins Rock
Visiting the giant pandas:
There is currently no requirement to book a time-slot to see the giant pandas however you can save by when you book online.