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Panda Updates – Friday, April 30

Did you hear it’s bamboo shoot season? In recent panda updates, we’ve shared that we have been offering bamboo shoots to the giant pandas now that shoots are becoming more available. However, the giant pandas aren’t the only ones to benefit from this time. Jackie the red panda gets shoots too! He likes shoots so much that he spits out one of his leafeater biscuits mid-bite so that he can munch on the shoot. Like giant pandas, red pandas have a pseudothumb to help them grasp bamboo. Jackie does an excellent job demonstrating the use of his pseudothumb as he holds on to his shoot while he eats!

Megan H.
Keeper I, Mammals

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