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Last Updated: Tuesday March 22 2011 09:37 GMT

PICTURES: Zoo keepers meet UK pandas

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Meet Yang Guang. At the moment he lives in Sichuan province in China, but soon he will be on his way to the UK!

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He'll be moving with Tian Tian. The pandas are going to be on loan at Edinburgh zoo. And the keepers who will be looking after them have travelled all the way to China to meet them.

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Their keepers need to learn how to look after the bears before they can come to the UK. Tian Tian and Yang Guang will be the first pandas to be kept in the UK for 17 years!

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And it's hoped they will breed during their time in Scotland. No date has been set for their arrival yet.

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Tian Tian means sweetness, and Yang Guang means sunlight. Both pandas were born in China in 2003.

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The Edinburgh zoo keepers enjoyed meeting the pandas, and will be back to check on them again before the bears make the move to the UK.