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Carving stirs panda-monium!

Posted: 19th December 2011

A&J Scott are delighted to have supported the welcome given to the two giant pandas taking up residence at Edinburgh Zoo by supplying the timber for an eye-catching carving stationed outside the new panda enclosure last week.

The 2 pandas, female Tian Tian and male Yang Guang, are the first giant pandas to live in the UK for 17 years, and are expected to stay at Edinburgh Zoo for at least 10 years as part of a programme of conservation and research conducted with the China Wildlife Conservation Association (CWCA). The pandas' new £250,000 home at the zoo includes two separate enclosures, and it is hoped that the pair will breed succesfully in Edinburgh. When Tian Tian comes into season the pair will be introduced to each other - possibly in February or March.

Visitors to the zoo will notice an eye-catching sculpture welcoming them to the panda enclosure - a giant panda carved by Public Artist, Robin Wood, from Scottish Elm supplied by A&J Scott. 

Robin Wood, a public artist and sculptor from East Lothian, produces site specific sculpture in wood throughout the UK. For more details please visit http://robinwoodwork.com/index.html.

Thanks to Robin for our picture!