Pregnant panda Tian Tian could have twins

Will Tian Tian have twins? 'Picture: Neil Hanna
Will Tian Tian have twins? 'Picture: Neil Hanna
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THERE is a chance that when Tian Tian gives birth at the end of the month that it will be to twins.

Panda expert Jeroen Jacobs said there was a strong possibility we could be hearing the patter of two pair of tiny paws.

“The first panda cub born in the UK would be something special - and there’s a high chance it could be twins. She gave birth to twins in China before she came to Edinburgh,” she said.

News of the impending arrival caused great excitement among visitors to the zoo yesterday.

Sue Chapman, 50, and her husband, Dave, 53, said they had come to the zoo especially to see the pandas.

Mrs Chapman, from Baldock in Hertfordshire, said: “It’s fantastic – and great for Scotland. It’s really exciting news. We came to the zoo today especially to see them.”

Lindsay Kerry, 39, from Nottingham, travelled up from a mountain biking holiday in Peebles to visit the zoo with her husband and their two children – Benjamin, ten, and Jacob, eight.

She said: “It’s quite exciting we’ve come through from Peebles today just for the zoo.”