news.sky.com The two giant pandas being loaned to Edinburgh Zoo have begun their long trip from China. Sunshine and Sweetie will spend 10 years in Scotland. Sky’s Holly Williams reports on the start of their 5000 mile journey.
The first Giant Pandas to live in Britain for more than 20 years have arrived at their new home in Scotland. Tian Tian and Yang Guang – or Sunshine and Sweetie – arrived at Edinburgh Airport this lunchtime looking none the worse for the five thousand mile journey. Now Zookeepers hope the 8-year-olds will settle in so well they could produce Scotland’s first native born panda cub. Sky’s James Matthews was there to welcome them.
Twelve giant panda cubs born in China have been shown to the public for the first time. The cubs were born in July at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Centre in Sichuan province. Thousands of fans visited the centre to catch a glimpse of the cubs during the national day holiday.
More than 200 people have been killed and many more injured in the southern United States during severe storms that produced more than 100 tornadoes. The storms swept across a huge area, with deaths reported in Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia and Tennessee. But worst hit was the state of Alabama where at least 100 people have died. President Obama will visit the state tomorrow. Sky’s US correspondent Greg Milam reports.
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