• Yang Guang (Sunshine) the giant panda can eat a third of his body weight in bamboo everyday. The two and a half year old is the only male panda in the UK living with his female counterpart Tian Tian (sweety) on loan at Edinburgh zoo. Artificially insemination has been used after failed attempts to do it by natural methods.

    The story originally spun in local media as a 'gift' but that will actually cost up to £14 million in the 10 year loan and is viewed as an example of China's soft power influence in the country which is welcomed by the First Minister Alex Salmond.

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