Bamboo and a long lie-in as Yang Guang - the UK’s only male panda - turns 10
Wednesday 14 August 2013
The UK’s only male panda was treated to a lie-in and a meal of his favourite variety of bamboo on his 10th birthday today.
Yang Guang munched on a giant edible sculpture in the shape of the number 10, presented to him at Edinburgh Zoo in recognition of his second birthday on British soil.
The zoo last week revealed that his female counterpart Tian Tian is showing signs she may be expecting a cub. But the main focus was on Yang Guang, with the first group of visitors through the doors singing him a spontaneous chorus of “Happy Birthday”.
Alison Maclean, team leader of the giant pandas, said: “Pandas spend a huge amount of their time sleeping and eating bamboo, so it’s really nice to give them stuff to enrich them and keep them occupied as well.”
Greenpeace comes to the aid of Britain's small fishing vessels
Cow 'emissions' more damaging to planet than CO2 from cars
Backbench rebellion threat sees fracking regulations toughened
Frilled shark: Australian fishermen capture terrifying shark from the deep
Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Does the path to true love really lie in these 36 questions?
- 4 Presidential optical illusion offers clues to how brain processes faces
- 5 Roald Dahl letter warning student to 'eschew beastly adjectives' rediscovered after 35 years
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Louise Mensch says 'F**K YOU' in explosive tweets about David Cameron, Saudi Embassy and the Queen over King Abdullah tributes
£25000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This web-based lead generation ...
£125 - £150 per day + Negotiable: Tradewind Recruitment: A 'wonderful primary ...
£90 - £140 per day: Tradewind Recruitment: Our client is an 11-16 mixed commun...
£32000 - £36000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A rapidly developing company in...