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Edinburgh Zoo - Giant Panda
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Giant Panda
Description: Edinburgh Zoo allows you to get close to a wide range of animals. This page shows some of the animals we've visited, including the Giant Panda. Not all the animals shown still live at the Zoo as many have moved to new homes and the range of animals has been reduced in recent years.

This is one of the pair of Giant Pandas, the male Yang Guang, known as Sunshine. Seen here patrolling Tian Tian's, or Sweetie's, enclosure during a rare visit into her area. The pandas arrived in 2011 and are very popular. It's hoped they will breed during their ten years in Edinburgh.

Date: September 2012
Edinburgh Zoo - Giant Panda
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Giant Panda
Description: This view shows the male Giant Panda walking round and round leaving his scent for the female. Visitors get a guided tour of the panda enclosure within close proximity to the animals.
Date: September 2012
Edinburgh Zoo - Giant Panda
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Giant Panda
Description: The female panda Tian Tian, or Sweetie, enjoying some carrots.
Date: July 2012
Edinburgh Zoo - Giant Panda
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Giant Panda
Description: Pandas will sit anywhere to eat.
Date: July 2012
Edinburgh Zoo - Giant Panda
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Giant Panda
Description: Giant Pandas spend a lot of time eating, so being comfortable always helps.
Date: July 2012
Edinburgh Zoo - Meerkat
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Meerkat
Description: The Meerkats are fun to watch as they sit up to look for danger while protecting their young.
Date: September 2012
Edinburgh Zoo - Polar Bear
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Polar Bear
Description: The Polar Bears were always a great attraction. They have moved to the Highland Wildlife Park where they have more room to live.
Date: July 1992
Edinburgh Zoo - Sea Lion
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Sea Lion
Description: Here is one of the sea lions, during feeding time.
Date: July 1992
Edinburgh Zoo - Penguin Pool
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Penguin Pool
Description: The zoo is famous for its penguins who have a large nesting and swimming area all to themselves.
Date: July 1992
Edinburgh Zoo - Gentoo Penguin
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Gentoo Penguin
Description: The Gentoo penguins sit awaiting their next fish.
Date: September 2012
Edinburgh Zoo - Penguin Parade
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Penguin Parade
Description: Every day the penguins take a walk around the zoo before feeding time. This is the highlight of the day for many visitors.
Date: July 1992
Edinburgh Zoo - Penguin Nesting Area
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Penguin Nesting Area
Description: The improved penguin enclosure now includes a concrete nesting zone.
Date: July 1992
Edinburgh Zoo - Leopard
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Leopard
Description: There is a good range of Big Cats to see including the fearsome Leopard.
Date: September 2012
Edinburgh Zoo - Tiger
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Tiger
Description: The Tiger is roaming his cage as the visitors watch.
Date: September 2012
Edinburgh Zoo - Rhino
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Rhino
Description: This view shows a very large rhino who could certainly do some damage to a passing car!
Date: July 1992
Edinburgh Zoo - Penguins
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Penguins
Description: A couple of penguins being friendly.
Date: July 1982
Edinburgh Zoo - Penguins
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Penguins
Description: The penguins love to cuddle together and greet the visitors by the fence.
Date: 1977
Edinburgh Zoo - Pelicans
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Pelicans
Description: A view from the exotic bird enclosure.
Date: April 1979
Edinburgh Zoo - Polar Bears
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Polar Bears
Description: Another picture from the polar bear pit where the bears are playing on the rocks.
Date: April 1979
Edinburgh Zoo - Polar Bears
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Polar Bears
Description: Like all bears, the polars like to play games together.
Date: 1977
Edinburgh Zoo - Giraffe
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Giraffe
Description: The giraffes play together whilst outside and their long necks give great views as the penguins go for their walk.
Date: 1977
Edinburgh Zoo - Chimpanzee
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Chimpanzee
Description: The Chimpanzees have their own building as part of the Budongo Trail.
Date: September 2012
Edinburgh Zoo - Zebra
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Zebra
Description: The Zebra live in fields above the zoo to resemble the African Plains - but with more grass!
Date: September 2012
Edinburgh Zoo - Zerbra
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Zebra
Description: These zebra are certainly very hungry.
Date: September 1968
Edinburgh Zoo - Brown Bear
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Brown Bear
Description: Having visited many historic houses with stuffed bears, its always good to see a live one!
Date: April 1967
Edinburgh Zoo - Elephant
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Elephant
Description: Every Zoo should have an elephant, and this one seems very friendly!
Date: April 1967
Edinburgh Zoo - Penguins
Title: Edinburgh Zoo - Penguins
Description: A final picture from the original penguin pool.
Date: April 1967
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