NEWS – Pandas to return to China?

A row has broken out between Edinburgh Zoo and the Panda Goodwill Association of Beiijing, after visiting delegates from the Chinese capital found that Tian Tian and Yuang Guang – the panda pair whose arrival has recently proven so popular with visitors – are suffering due to the unseasonably warm and sunny Scottish weather. Days […]

FEATURE – Visiting the pandas at Edinburgh Zoo

How to visit the pandas at Edinburgh Zoo Giant pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang moved to Edinburgh Zoo in December 2011. Tian Tian (meaning sweetie) and Yang Guang (meaning sunshine) have been seen by overĀ 100,000 visitors so far. Due to their overwhelming popularity, the zoo has an appointment system in place to visit the […]

REVIEW – Pandas, Traverse Theatre


“They wait a long time for the panda worth climbing out of the tree for.” So says mildly neurotic entymologist Madeleine (Meg Fraser), explaining the mating habits of the Chinese bears to Edinburgh police detective James (Phil McKee) in Pandas, Rona Munro’s entertaining romantic comedy thriller at the Traverse, directed by Rebecca Gatward. And, like […]