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Sunday
Dec042011

Giant Pandas Arrive in Scotland

(EDINBURGH, Scotland) -- Two giant pandas from China landed in their new home in Scotland Sunday.

The pandas, named Tian Tian and Yang Guang (also known as Sweetie and Sunshine) are on loan for the next 10 years to the Edinburgh Zoo in hopes they will breed.

They arrived Sunday morning after a chartered flight.

Pipers, drummers and kids in panda suits lined the route as the pandas were taken to their new habitat.

Each panda eats 60 lbs of bamboo a day. They will be kept in separate enclosures for the first several months, according to officials.

The arrival of the bears also marked the start of a U.K.-China research program.

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