From Thursday 30 November we will be restricting access to Yang Guang and Tian Tian’s enclosure as the panda pair prepare to return to China. After that date, they will be likely out of sight as our keepers ready the bears for the journey home in early December. For security and safety reasons, we will not be announcing the exact date and time they are leaving but it will be in the first week of December. 

You can help!

Every month we need thousand of pounds just to feed and care for the animals you love, including our giant pandas. 

By making a donation today you will be doing something amazing by helping care for all the incredible animals who live here at the zoo.

Did you know?

🐼 £10 could treat Yang Guang to a slice of his favourite panda cake, made to a secret recipe

🐼 £55 could buy him a lunch. Did you know he can eat up to 100kg of bamboo every single day? Watch your gift in action as he’s fed in front of you on camera

Help care for the animals

Thank you from Alison, our panda keeper

Did you know that Edinburgh Zoo is part of RZSS, a wildlife conservation charity? Donations from people like you not only care for the animals in our zoo but also ensure the survival of threatened species around the world.

Please consider supporting our work by donating online or text ZOO plus the amount you’d like to donate to 70085 (e.g. ZOO5 to donate £5)*

Please continue to enjoy watching our animals – we hope to see you soon. In the meantime, take the best of care!

Help care for the animals you love now!

*Texts cost your donation amount plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text ZOONOINFO to 70085





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