Edinburgh Zoo giant panda Tian Tian gets birthday treat

Tian Tian the giant panda sits out in the sun in her enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo and enjoyed a birthday ice lolly.

Friday, 12th August 2016, 11:52 am
Updated Friday, 12th August 2016, 12:53 pm
Tian Tian tucks into a bamboo ice lolly given to her as a special birthday treat. Picture: RZSS/Katie Pato/SWNS
Tian Tian tucks into a bamboo ice lolly given to her as a special birthday treat. Picture: RZSS/Katie Pato/SWNS

Staff at the city’s zoo made special bamboo-flavoured lollies for Tian Tian - which means ‘sweetie’ in Chinese - who turns 13 this month, as does her fellow giant panda Yang Guang.

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The two animals are the first giant pandas to live in the UK for 17 years and arrived in Scotland’s capital in December 2011.