One of the giant pandas at Edinburgh Zoo has celebrated his birthday with special bamboo presents.
Yang Guang turns nine on Tuesday and the visitor’s attraction marked the occasion with some cake and gifts.
It was the first birthday the male panda has celebrated on Scottish soil after arriving from China last December.
A special panda head shaped cake was offered to the animal along with presents of bamboo treats with added honey, apple and carrot.
In just ten days time, Yang Guang’s other half, Tian Tian, will also celebrate her ninth birthday.
Darren McGarry, Head of Animals, said: “It’s all been quite exciting here for us planning the first of two very special birthdays, and first up to receive the birthday treatment is Yang Guang.
“We all know how much Yang Guang loves bamboo, usually munching his way through around 60kg of the green stuff a day, so we thought what better than building big boxes made of it for his presents.
“We’ve made up large and small boxes made from some of his preferred species of bamboo, added a few smears of honey and stashed a few carrots and apples inside for him to discover.
“It will be fantastic to see his reaction to his birthday gifts, as we’ve never given him anything like these presents before, it might bamboozle him slightly at first but, I’m sure it won’t be too long before he realises it’s a tasty treat.
“He’ll need to figure out how to get into them, as most nine year old boys are a little bit more boisterous than girls, he’ll probably throw them around and generally smash the boxes to bits and pieces and then eat it all up.”
The pair were gifted to the UK by the Chinese government and arrived at the zoo last December. It is hoped they will breed during the ten years they live in the capital.