U.K. Gets First Pandas in 17 Years

    EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 04: Chinese Panda Yang Guang arrives at Edinburgh Airport on December 4, 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Tian Tian and Yang Guang, a pair of eight-year-old giant pandas arrived on a specially chartered flight and will be the first to live in the UK for 17 years. Edinburgh Zoo are hopeful that the pandas will give birth to cubs during their 10 year stay in Scotland.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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    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.

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