Pandas arrive at Edinburgh

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Two giant pandas arrived at Edinburgh, Scotland from China recently, according to BBC News.

The pandas' names are Sweetie and Sunshine, and arrived in Edinburgh after a 5,000 mile non-stop flight from China.

After five years of negotiation with China, it was decided that the pandas will be staying at Edinburgh Zoo for the next 10 years.

Sweetie and Sunshine are the first pandas to be loaned to Britain in more than 17 years, and they are costing Edinburgh Zoo 600,000 pounds a year, but the Zoo hopes that because of the pandas, Zoo attendance will increase over the years.

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