Pandas at Edinburgh Zoo Back on Display

Happy news from Edinburgh: The Associated Press is reporting that two giant pandas on loan to the Scottish zoo are back on public display after they were removed to be treated for colic.

Edinburgh Zoo officials say male panda Yang Guang, diagnosed with the condition earlier this month, is recovering steadily, and that the female, Tian Tian, is much better after she, too, fell ill with the same condition on Saturday.

Zoo vet Romain Pizzi said colic is common in giant pandas, which have sensitive digestive systems. He said it is likely that the 8-year-old pandas are just adapting to eating different bamboo than what they were used to.

The animals—whose names mean Sunshine and Sweetie—arrived from China in December, and are the first pandas to live in Britain in nearly two decades.

Photo courtesy of the Edinburgh Zoo

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