Giant panda Tian Tian eating bamboo at Edinburgh Zoo

We have started work on a new giant panda habitat at an alternative location at the zoo.

The new habitat will be on what is currently African Plains, with our nyala having moved to the old camel house, which has been modified for their needs.

This relates to plans to redevelop the former Corstorphine Hospital next to the zoo and will mean there is no disturbance to our pandas from noise or vibrations from the building work. Measures will also be put in place to protect our other animals close to the site.

It is too early to say when the new habitat will be ready or what this might mean for any breeding attempts next year.

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