Edinburgh Zoo has decided to return the pandas because the rental value of the animals is too expensive.
As you know, China does not sell its living heritage, the pandas, to any zoo in the world. Each cute little critter is the property of China, but zoos take them on lease, paying the owners a lot of money.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions being imposed, the Scottish zoo can no longer pay for the costly rent of the pandocats. Tian Tian and Yang Guan cost Scotland £1 million a year, an amount that in the current climate is simply an unaffordable luxury.
The zoo staff, selecting a cute pair of black and white ducks expected to have offspring, but apparently their plans did not coincide with the pandas’ wishes. All in all, the pair had been living in Scotland for almost 10 years, and the contract they had with China was now coming to an end. That’s why the zoo staff made the willful decision to part with their favorites