Edinburgh Zoo's giant panda celebrates birthday

Keepers at Edinburgh Zoo have been celebrating the 15th birthday of it's male giant panda, Yang Guang.
Yang Guang is celebrating his 15th birthdayYang Guang is celebrating his 15th birthday
Yang Guang is celebrating his 15th birthday

Yang – whose name is the Chinese for ‘sunshine’ – and his mate Tian Tian – meaning ‘sweetie’ - came to the zoo in 2011 from China.

To celebrate his birthday, Yang’s keepers are treating him to an extra big bundle of bamboo – his favourite food – and this is not the first time Edinburgh’s keepers have pampered the panda.

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As part of a bid to encourage Yang to exercise more in 2015, the team introduced a large football into the panda’s enclosure.

Yang has since become something of a footie maestro and can often be spotted enjoying a kick about before refuelling with a large meal of bamboo.

They have quickly become one of the zoo’s star attractions, even being visited by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.