Giant Pandas

This Dog Breed As Rare As The Giant Panda Could Die Out In The UK

Caroline Kisko | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK
Caroline Kisko

The future of one of our ancient dog breeds, the lovely Irish Red and White Setter, characterised by its distinctive red and white coat, is in jeopardy and experts believe these gorgeous dogs could die out if more people don't choose them as pets.

What Are Zoos For?

Sue Cross | Posted 20.08.2017 | UK
Sue Cross

Some zoos try to imitate the animal's natural habitat...but however large an enclosure, it can tell nothing of the scale of the captive animal's natural environment or how they behave in the wild.

A Day Out at Edinburgh Zoo: Tips for Better Zoo Photography

Stuart Forster | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Zoos are usually associated with family days out and opportunities to observe exotic animals without travelling too far from home. Yet if you are into photography you might also regard a zoo as a playground in which you can put your kit through its paces.

The Five Best Reasons to Visit China

Jane Mountain | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Mountain

Having always lived in places where, by and large, we fit in, cycling through China, where we couldn't have stuck out more if we'd tried, was an eye-opening, life-changing experience. We'll never forget it.

Travel Eye: Discovering China

Karen Edwards | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

The world's second largest country in land mass, China has so much to offer the inquisitive traveller; neon-lit cities with huge shopping centres, sky-scrapers and a buzzing nightlife, hundreds of miles of arid desert, the subtropical rainforests and snow-capped Himalayan mountains

World's First Panda-Themed Hotel Opens In Sichuan, China

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

As China opens its doors to thousands more tourists each year, the local entrepreneurs are responding with alacrity. This week, a panda-themed hot...

Bamboo'll Do Nicely!

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

Edinburgh Zoo’s resident giant pandas were honoured on Tuesday night for their services to Scottish tourism. The black-and-white bears, called Ti...

Poorly Pandas Recuperate In Private

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK

Giant pandas Sunshine and Sweetie, who have become the stars of Edinburgh Zoo, have been taken out of the spotlight as they recover from illness. T...

More Panda Cake For Tian Tian And Yang Guang

PA | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK

The UK's only pair of giant pandas were treated to an extra helping of panda cake to celebrate their first Christmas in Scotland. Tian Tian and Yan...

Pandas Settling In 'Extremely Well' To Edinburgh Zoo

PA | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK

Two giant pandas are settling in to their new home "extremely well" more than a week after arriving in the UK from China. Tian Tian and Yang Guang ...

Giant Pandas Sweetie And Sunlight Arrive At Edinburgh Zoo (Pictures)

PA | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK

Two giant pandas are beginning their new life in Scotland - signalling a "significant chapter" in relations between China and the UK. Tian Tian and...

Let Some Species Die Out To Save Others, Scientists Say

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

Species losing their fight for survival should be left to become extinct, if it means having resources free for other animals and plants, a survey of ...

£70,000 Dutch Bamboo Takeaway For Peckish Edinburgh Pandas

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

Edinburgh Zoo is preparing to dig deep in its pockets for £70,000 a year to import organic bamboo shoots for two pandas, Tian Tian and Yang Guang...