After arriving in Scotland, Tian Tian and Yang Guang headed straight for the bamboo buffet during their debut at the Edinburgh Zoo Sunday. The pair flew in on a nine-hour flight from China, and will now take up permanent residence in the Scottish facility, where zookeepers hope they will mate.
And though they've only just moved in, the duo is already becoming a popular exhibit, with 10,000 advance tickets having been sold to visitors wanting a glimpse of the giant pandas.
"Giant pandas are the whole package," Darren McGarry, the zoo's head of animals, told The Guardian. "When people think of nearly extinct species, they think of giant pandas; when they come to see the giant pandas they will see what it's all about."