Offer’s sure to panda to bears’ fans

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It could be the dream job for youngsters of all ages – and many adults too.

Edinburgh Zoo is offering fans of its biggest stars, giant pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang, the chance to be a keeper for a day.

The newly-launched Panda Keeper Experience will allow lucky ticket holders the opportunity to get closer to the bears than ever before through special behind-the-scenes encounters.

And if the pandas are in the mood for a snack, visitors might just be lucky enough to hand feed them.

But the package, which is available to people aged 16 and over, will not come cheap – at £1,000 for up to four people.

Head of animals Darren McGarry said today: “We are delighted to be able 
to offer people the chance to get closer than ever before to these fascinating, rare and iconic animals.

“The private audience with our keepers will also give the chance to really learn first-hand more about Tian Tian and Yang Guang.”

To book, call 0131 314 0327.