Tian Tian and Yang Guang arrive in Edinburgh from China

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  1. Two giant pandas have arrived in Edinburgh, after a nine-hour journey from China.

    The specially-chartered flight for Edinburgh Zoo's new residents, Tian Tian and Yang Guang, touched down just after 13:00.

    The pair are the first giant pandas to live in the UK for 17 years.

    The pandas arrived to wintry conditions in Edinburgh with temperatures of about 3C, having left temperatures of 10C at Chengdu Airport.

    BBC News full story here.

    As a lover of natural history I am delighted at the news and hope it will not be too long before we hear the patter of tiny McPanda paws.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2011
  2. I give them a week before their both on the Buckfast Abbey Wine!
  3. Ye cannae whack a bottle o buckie tae wash doon the deep fried in beef dripping bamboo.
  4. Probably left when they heard Clarkson was on his way!
    Can't say I blame them.
  5. Wee Chi MacChi-Chi the Scottish Panda says:-

    "Gizza tenner for the taxi yae wee shite!! I'm nae drunk
    an' I'm gonna rip ye fekkin' heed off if I can get up....!"

  6. I did laugh whilst watching the TV news of people cheering two Fed Ex lorries driving past.
    If I were to cheer a random delivery lorry going past I'd be sectioned for my loss of sanity.
  7. jockpopeye

    jockpopeye Badgeman Book Reviewer

    The article doesn't mention the £600k pa being paid to China for the loan of these Pandas.
  8. Who gives a shit? Pandas own!
  9. WOT? Must have been that other narsty Finknottle who shot those wee wild animals in px for Rhubarb Jam or whatever not so long back then?


    BTW What px value do you place on these then?
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  10. You may have to be very patient, Finknottle - female pandas are only receptive for around three days a year.
  11. Ye Gods, I'm married to a Panda!!!!
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  12. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    I don't think Finks is actually doing the deed Sol. :slow:

    Grandaughter, aged 7, upon hearing that the Pandas were coming to Edinburgh told her mother that She would be going to see them, Mum told her that Edinburgh was a long way from Somerset so that was unlikely, Grandaughter then announced that She would save up and go on the train by herself. Her saving skill aren't that good so She'll probably be 20 before She makes the trip. In the meantime they have had to tape the news over the next couple of days just in case they missed their arrival on the plane
  13. Then here's some 'Panda Porn' to put her in the mood

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  14. jockpopeye

    jockpopeye Badgeman Book Reviewer

    An animal that has to recline as it eats in order to save energy as it diet is so poor in nutrition and is threatened with extinction but only mates for 3 days per year? The only thing they own is a ticket to their own extinction.

    If people want to see portly hairy beasts, lounge around all day doing bugger all but eat I can think of a few Senior Rates that could be put in a cage.
    "Look Daddy a real life WAFU!",
    "I know and to think they used to be so common, when I was young they even had some called Tiffs.",
    "What did Tiffs do?"
    "Not very much kiddo, not very much. Lets go and get a McPanda Burger."
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  15. Pandas have fooled us all into doing absolutely everything for them. They don't even lift a paw, they are the original benefit scum. For this they have my eternal respect.

    They laugh at us when we're not looking.
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  16. Different kettle of fish BOOTWU as that tree rat was a North American illegal immigrant and these fluffy pandas arrived with all their paperwork in order.
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  17. Lucky buggers, Mrs F is not receptive for 365 days of the year, it can't be my fault!
  18. jockpopeye

    jockpopeye Badgeman Book Reviewer

    Tian Tian and Yang Guang are today sleeping off what experts predict will be the first of many hangovers in their purpose built enclosure.

    The new stars of Edinburgh Zoo arrived at around 11am yesterday, in time for what local zoologists described as 'a nice wee sharpener'.

    Helen Archer, who was at the zoo with her two children, said: "Tian Tian wasn't keen at first, saying they had been travelling for 26 hours and could really do with a nap.

    "But the zookeeper was very insistent and kept saying 'have a drink, c'mon have drink'. It actually became rather menacing.

    "Eventually they both said yes to a rum and coke and soon after that you could see the beginnings of a typical Sunday afternoon session."

    She added: "We went off to look at the famous hammered penguins and when we came back an hour later Tian Tian was in the middle of this horrible rant about 'all they fuckin' English pandas'.

    "I don't care for the foul language but still, they're a nice distraction from the steady collapse of western society."
    Meanwhile, the zoo said it was also hoping the pair will become the first pandas in captivity to hate each other because of religion.

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