Animals & Attractions

Panda Watch

When Tian Tian and Yang Guang arrived in December 2011, they officially became the first giant pandas to live in the UK for 17 years.

All the latest panda news can be found in the news section below.

If you would like to see the giant pandas, please note that entry is time-ticketed and spaces are limited. We would advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

12 March 2018 - Giant panda update

6 September 2016 - Click here for more information on the IUCN Red List reclassification of the giant panda

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Panda information

Giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) live in the mountain forests of the central Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Gansu. Ninety-nine per cent of a Giant panda’s diet consists of different types of bamboo. Pandas will also eat eggs, meat, grasses and vegetables if these are available.

Find out more about our giant pandas by visiting their species profile page.

Gallery

  • Giant panda female Tian Tian eating an ice lolly
  • Giant panda female Tian Tian eating a carrot in the sun
  • First photo of female giant panda Tian Tian after she arrived at Edinburgh Zoo
  • Giant pandas arrive at Edinburgh Zoo in December 2011
  • Giant Panda press conference after their arrival in December 2011 held in the Budongo Lecture theatre at Edinburgh Zoo
  • Animal keeper Alison and Scot making panda cake
  • Giant pandas first anniversary at Edinburgh Zoo with panda cake in the shape of a 1
  • Giant panda press conference interviewing Darren McGarrry
  • Animal keepers on giant panda climbing frames putting out enrichment for them
  • Giant panda female Tian Tian eating an ice lolly
  • Giant panda female Tian Tian eating a carrot in the sun
  • First photo of female giant panda Tian Tian after she arrived at Edinburgh Zoo
  • Giant pandas arrive at Edinburgh Zoo in December 2011
  • Giant Panda press conference after their arrival in December 2011 held in the Budongo Lecture theatre at Edinburgh Zoo
  • Animal keeper Alison and Scot making panda cake
  • Giant pandas first anniversary at Edinburgh Zoo with panda cake in the shape of a 1
  • Giant panda press conference interviewing Darren McGarrry
  • Animal keepers on giant panda climbing frames putting out enrichment for them

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