Both Edinburgh Zoo pandas out of public view due to colic
- 28 January 2012
- From the section Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland
Both pandas at Edinburgh Zoo have been removed from public display after coming down with colic.
A spokeswoman for the zoo said that the female panda Tian Tian had been diagnosed with a mild form of the condition.
The male, Yang Guang, was taken off display two weeks ago after contracting a more serious bout.
However, the zoo said he was now recovering and was expected to be back on display on Monday.
The pandas arrived from China on 4 December and are the only giant pandas in the UK.
The spokeswoman said: "Tian Tian, our female giant panda, has been under the weather this morning.
"One of our vets has been to visit her and suspects she has a bit of colic, similar to Yang Guang but much milder.
"She is being allowed time to relax privately away from public view today and probably tomorrow also."
She added: "Yang Guang is expected to go back on public view on Monday.
"We understand some visitors will be disappointed, however the welfare of our giant pandas has to be a priority.
"All visitors with panda tickets today have been fully refunded, welcomed into the Zoo for free and invited to re-book for a suitable future date."