Pandas prepare for flight to Scotland from China

  • 22 November 2011
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Two pandas are getting ready for their flight to Scotland from China.

Tian Tian and Yang Guang (which mean Sweetie and Sunshine) are going to live in Edinburgh Zoo as part of an international conservation effort.

The zoo is busy preparing their enclosures to make them feel at home.

Zoo boss Hugh Roberts says: "There's a lot of climbing opportunities, bathing opportunities and places for them to be quiet by themselves."

It's really expensive to keep pandas. It will cost the zoo about £700,000 a year to look after the bears and £70,000 for the bamboo which they eat.

It's hoped that they'll breed during their 10-year stay.