Edinburgh Zoo panda Tian Tian gets Christmas treat

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EDINBURGH Zoo giant panda Tian Tian has been given a Christmas cake in the shape of a Christmas tree as part of the Zoo’s festive treats for the animals.

The 11-year-old bear, who arrived at the Zoo in December 2011 along with male panda Yang Guang, was given a gluten-free cake made specially by her keepers.

Tian Tian enjoys a festive Christmas treat in her enclosure. Picture: Hemedia

Tian Tian enjoys a festive Christmas treat in her enclosure. Picture: Hemedia

The cake is based on a secret recipe supplied by the Zoo’s Chinese counterparts.

In captivity, pandas are generally fed bamboo diets, although Zoos may provide specially-made biscuits or other dietary supplements.

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