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47 viewsFor 288 days, the Queen's Baton travelled round the world, visiting 70 nations and territories, covering 190,000 kilometres and involving a third of the world's population. On 23rd July it finally arrived at Celtic Park where Her Majesty the Queen read her message to the Commonwealth, which she had placed inside the baton on 9th October 2013, and declared the XX Commonwealth Games open. People of all ages and from all walks of life have carried the baton, but I think you'd have to agree that this panda is by far the most unusual!
Red Nose Day55 viewsYang Guang decided it would be funny if he had a red nose to raise money for Red Nose Day. Unfortunately, something seems to have gone wrong as not only has his nose turned red, but his arms, eyes and ears have too!
65 viewsAs we wait anxiously to see if love is in the air for Edinburgh Zoo's Yang Guang and Tian Tian, another Tian Tian, on holiday from Washington, has decided to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia, now one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. Launched by Her Majesty the Queen on 16th April 1953, for nearly 45 years, the vessel carried various members of the Royal Family to every corner of the world, travelling more than a million nautical miles in the process. The Queen described the floating royal residence as ‘the one place I can truly relax’ and the only time she has publically shed a tear was when she disembarked for the last time in December 1997 when the ship was decommissioned.
Happy Saint Patrick's Day52 viewsTo celebrate Saint Patrick's Day, Yang Guang's keeper has managed to find some Irish shamrock bamboo! Yang Guang, well-known for his voracious appetite, certainly looks as if he has overindulged this year as he's eaten so much that he's turned several shades of green!
47 viewsFor the last three years, some of the world’s most iconic buildings have turned green for St. Patrick’s Day, including Dublin’s Trinity College, the London Eye, Glasgow’s Armadillo, Selfridges, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Niagara Falls, the Empire State Building, Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue, Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid, the Burj al Arab in Dubai, Table Mountain, Sydney Opera House, the Chicago River, the Pyramids and the Sphinx.

This year’s Global Greening, an extremely clever and effective form of marketing whose aim is to get people talking about Ireland and then persuading them to visit the Emerald Isle, will be the biggest to date with 100 landmarks taking part. Amongst those going green for the first time are the Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo, the Hydro, the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign and the Great Wall of China, while Petra, the ‘rose red city’ will become the ‘grass green city’ for one day only to celebrate the national day of the Irish.

Yang Guang, Edinburgh Zoo’s endearing male panda, has decided that, if it was good enough for a flock of sheep from Bathgate last year, then he might as well join in the fun this year by turning a rather fetching combination of shades of green! (I actually made that one up but this is what he’d look like if it were true!) As you can see, he's also thoroughly enjoying a special St. Patrick's Day treat - bamboo and shamrocks!
49 viewsAs the descendants of Scottish immigrants across North America celebrate Tartan Day, a chance to remember their Scottish heritage and acknowledge the creativity and talent of Scots, past and present, America's First Pandas decided they'd like to show their appreciation too. And so, they have donned a touch of tartan (panda,of course!), Mei an eye-catching felt flower and Tian a cosy lambswool scarf, gifts from their Scottish cousins, Yang Guang and Tian Tian.

45 viewsIn the weeks leading up to The Oscars, held in the Dolby Theatre in the heart of Hollywood, interest and anticipation amongst the entertainment community and film fans around the world builds to fever pitch. By the time the ceremony finally takes place on the evening of 2nd March, hundreds of actors and celebrities will have descended on LA for the 86th Academy Awards ceremony, undoubtedly the most glittering night of the year.

Each year, there are always surprise winners and losers. However, this year, there’s one category whose winner is, in my opinion, pretty much a foregone conclusion - Best Actor in a Black and White Film. I predict that The Oscar, or perhaps it should be The Bearscar, will be won by Tian Tian, the National Zoo’s beloved giant panda who, as you can see, has already written his acceptance speech!

40 viewsIf you're tired of all the bickering, back-stabbing and vicious personal attacks. have you thought about joining the Lab Party? Labs are blameless and good-natured, courageous and determined, neither the natural nor intentional enemy of anyone. On the contrary, Labs are instinctively the friend of all, seeking every occasion to help and please. They're definitely not typical politicians, are they?
47 viewsIf you think it's highly unlikely that a giant panda could ever get his paws on the famous claret jug, a golden bear and a tiger have both done it, so why not a panda?
46 viewsEveryone knows the power of advertising, especially when incredibly cute animals are concerned. My favourite advert of all time has to be the one for Kit-Kat (I must admit that the Harvey one comes a very close second) when a photographer, having waited for several hours to photograph some pandas in a zoo, decides to take a break. However, as soon as he turns his back to enjoy his favourite chocolate biscuit, the pandas come out of their cave and perform an impressive dance routine, disappearing just as quickly the moment he resumes his watch. This is my version of the popular advert.
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