Saturday, 19 December 2015

United Kingdom: Giant Panda at the Edinburgh Zoo

Yesterday I got five postcards: one from the United Kingdom, three from Germany and one from Finland.

The card from the United Kingdom shows a Giant Panda at the Edinburgh Zoo. The Edinburgh Zoo was founded in 1913 and is owned by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. It is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It is Scotland's second most popular paid-for tourist attraction. The Edinburgh Zoo was the first zoo in the World which housed penguins and is today the home of king penguin Sir Nils Olav, who is the mascot and Colonel-in-Chief of the Norwegian King's Guard and who was awarded a knighthood in 2008. In 2011 the two Giant Pandas Yáng Guāng (male) and Tián Tián (female) arrived in Edinburgh, making the Edinburgh Zoo the only zoo in the United Kingdom housing giant pandas.

Christmas (from set of eight) (issued 03-11-2015)

Thank You very much Sonya!

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