Beauval zoo in France has posted visitor numbers, tipping the magic million and that was without their panda pair being on display for the whole calendar year, so what?, you might think. Edinburgh, having had their pair for the whole year, for 2012, visitor numbers are nowhere near as impressive, somewhere around the 800'000. Why? In my opinion, i think the ticket to view system in operation at Edinburgh has a lot to answer for. Beauval, i'm sure has no such system, come whenever you like and view our pandas. Ticketing, especially online, excludes those people that cannot or do not use the web, visitors who wake up that morning, deciding to go see the pandas. Surely the zoo can now, drop this only option to see the stars of the collection and let their fans roll in.