Panda Updates – Friday, February 5
I always love my days in pandas, but nothing makes the days start out so perfectly as when Yang Yang is in an attention-grabbing, playful mood. Early this morning I was at the red panda habitat, and while there, the other team members gave Yang Yang access to his behind-the-scenes outdoor patio. As I was coming down the driveway, he let me know loudly that he was there by his boisterous, “Hey you! Come feed me!” (my loose interpretation) bleat. He had climbed his ladder and was trying to peer around the corner to catch my attention, which he got, of course. We both ran inside together and met at the barrier at his inside dens, where he and I proceeded to run back and forth, getting him so excited that he started doing his famous somersaults and pouncing. I am so grateful to be able to have these special moments with such an amazing animal, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Lead Keeper, Carnivores