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CUTE U.K. Gets First Pandas in 17 Years Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

U.K. Gets First Pandas in 17 Years

From China, with love: the first giant pandas to live in the United Kingdom in 17 years have arrived in Edinburgh, Scotland, sending the region into pandamania. Tian Tian and Yang Guang touched down after a nine-hour specially chartered flight from Chengdu, China. Tian Tian, meaning "sweetie," is the female, and Yang Guang, meaning "sunshine," is the male, though he reportedly likes snow. That shouldn't be a problem: temperatures in Scotland are below freezing.

December 4, 2011 10:50 AM