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Pondering a panda pregnancy

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It appears that there might be a pitter patter of panda paws this year - perhaps. We have been here before after all, as there has been a lot of speculation in the past...

Pandas at play

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The zoo have a peculiar name for feeding the animals - it is called enrichment when the press are invited and maybe it marks a special birthday or anniversary.Now Edinburgh Zoo have filmed the...

Tian Tian undergoes artificial insemination procedure

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One of our pandas could be pregnant! And yes that is the female panda Tian Tian in the photo. The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) can confirm that artificial insemination was carried out on...

Pandawatch begins – will it be third time lucky?

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Yes it has started again. Following the delivery of the two giant pandas to Edinburgh Zoo there were high hopes that they would produce a cub. Sadly the first year that they were in...

No panda cub for Edinburgh Zoo this year

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It looks as though the waiting game is over, as the Zoo have issued a statement about the giant panda Tian Tian which confirms that they do not believe she is pregnant. It appears...

Panda update

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And it appears yet again that we are being told that no news is good news......Simon Girling, Head of Veterinary Services for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, said:“We know it seems hard to...

Tian Tian – the update

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Edinburgh Zoo, realising that we are all losing a little heart perhaps, has issued an update on the is she isn't she debate about the Giant Panda Tian Tian.“Panda breeding is not a precise...

Tian Tian ‘may give birth in a month’

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There is a possibility that Tian Tian the female panda at Edinburgh Zoo may be expecting the pitter patter of panda paws in little under a month's time.The Zoo have put out a statement,...

Panda news – is she or isn’t she?

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Well the Zoo is not saying......But they have sent us a lovely video of the female panda, Tian Tian having a lovely time in her pool....[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJS7BKPrR-s&w=560&h=315]Chris West, CEO of the Royal Zoological Society...

First Minister visits Edinburgh Zoo to see the pandas

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First Minister Alex Salmond has congratulated Edinburgh Zoo on meeting a volunteering milestone during its centenary year. Now in its 100th year, the Zoo has just recruited its 100th volunteer. Danielle Bowers was one of a number...

Pandas – the ten day countdown starts

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 It looks as though the date is now set for panda activity of the mating kind.....EdinburghZoo say that giant pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang are likely to meet for the 2013 breeding season...

Pitter patter pandas?

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 Excitement and anticipation is again rising in Corstorphine as it gets near to the time when the pandas might just get it together enough for Tian Tian to fall pregnant and produce a baby...

Will there be panda cubs this year in Edinburgh?

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Now that Valentine's Day is out of the way Edinburgh Zoo are turning their thoughts to panda romance. Our  pandas have another chance to breed this year, and already Tian Tian and Yang Guang have...

Edinburgh’s pandas win awards

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Edinburgh Zoo Strikes Gold and Double Silver In Giant Panda Zoo Awards 2012   Edinburgh Zoo has scooped three awards in the first ever Giant Panda Zoo Awards:Iain Valentine, Director of Giant Pandas at the Royal Zoological Society...

Bamboo plantation set up for the pandas

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Things have been a bit quiet on the panda front since the unsuccessful mating attempts earlier this year. But the pandas are still in the zoo and they need to be fed each day,...

Roll up for your panda tickets!

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As the giant pandas’ very first birthday celebrations on Scottish soil fast approach, Edinburgh Zoo has released giant panda viewing tickets for sale up to the 30th November 2012. Well over 300,000 people have flocked...

Pandas starring in the Beano!

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PREPARE TO BE BAMBOO-ZLED! It’s Panda-monium as The Beano & Edinburgh Zoo join forces Britain’s best-loved weekly comic, The Beano, brings its unique brand of mischief to Edinburgh Zoo this week when the Zoo’s giant pandas,...

No panda cubs this year in Edinburgh

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The latest news is that the pandas have not successfully mated this year. Edinburgh Zoo's spokesperson said a short time ago:- "Results in late last night saw a drop in Tian Tian’s hormones and then...

Pandas meet but are not yet matey

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This has just come in :- Edinburgh Zoo is delighted to announce that giant pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang met for the first time this morning and then again several times this afternoon. Based on...

More tickets for pandas on sale now

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Edinburgh Zoo has now released giant panda viewing tickets for sale up to 18 March 2012.Over 70,000 people have seen Tian Tian (Sweetie) and Yang Guang (Sunshine) since they went on public display just before...

Pandas v Penguins at Edinburgh Zoo

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In the battle of the black and whites, things are likely to heat up again at Edinburgh Zoo as the top five most adopted animals has been announced. Penguins have reigned supreme for many years,...

Zoo launches Panda Tartan

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Edinburgh Zoo have launched their new tartan today, and as you might expect it is largely black and white. Auspicious timings, to tie in with Burns Night and the Chinese New Year, Edinburgh Zoo have unveiled...

What now for the pandas?

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 The two black and white bears living in Corstorphine are set to become the new stars and main attractions at Edinburgh Zoo when they are viewed by the public for the first time from...

Pandas meet the press

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The Reporter meets the Pandas...    

Panda Patrol ready for the first visitors

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 The wait is almost over, as Edinburgh Zoo’s giant pandas prepare for their highly anticipated public debut next Friday.With less than a week to go until panda fans can visit Tian Tian (‘Sweetie’) and...

Pandas settle in at Edinburgh Zoo

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So the two newest residents have arrived at Edinburgh Zoo. What better way to tell you how they are after their long flight than to show you these lovely photos of Yang Guang settling...

Pandamonium – Panda Express to fly the bears to Edinburgh

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The pandas are being delivered to Edinburgh Zoo on Sunday in a specially liveried plane.....here it is... [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xlxK1cci4w&w=560&h=315]

Edinburgh Zoo welcomes the pandas….but what about the penguins?

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The two Giant pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang will be arriving at Edinburgh Zoo this Sunday.  There will then be a two week gap before the public are allowed to see them.But we...

Pandas to arrive next weekend at Edinburgh Zoo

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Following months of global anticipation and excitement, the arrival date for Scotland’s first pair of breeding giant pandas has been confirmed as Sunday 4 December.Tian Tian and Yang Guang are set to arrive in...

Pandamonium! Breeding pair of pandas coming to Edinburgh Zoo?

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As long ago as May 2008, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), which owns Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park, announced their intention to bring a breeding pair of giant pandas...

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