The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo won two awards at the 2019 Giant Panda Global Awards on 3 January 2020.

The wildlife conservation charity’s resident male giant panda, Yang Guang, won gold in Panda Personality of the Year and their panda team won silver in Panda Keepers of the Year.

Jo Elliott, animal collection manager at Edinburgh Zoo said, “We’re thrilled that Yang Guang won Panda Personality of the Year. He is a firm favourite with our staff and visitors and a fantastic ambassador for his species, helping to raise awareness of the threats facing wildlife across the world.

“Our expert panda team also received a silver award for Panda Keepers of the Year which is a fantastic achievement and testament to their enthusiasm and dedication.

“Each year the Giant Panda Global Awards showcase the important panda conservation work taking place in China and abroad, and we’re honoured to have been a participant once again.”


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