The two Chinese Pandas, Ping Ping and Ming Ming go on public view at Dublin Zoo for the first time.

The Chinese Ambassador Mr Zing and the Tanaiste Mr Spring made their best efforts to welcome the pandas despite heckling from screaming gibbons in a nearby enclosure.

The Artane Boys Band play 'The Teddy Bear's Picnic' to entertain the large groups of children eager to meet the visiting pandas. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 16 June 1986.