Panda Updates – Friday, July 16
Things have been pretty “status quo” in PandaLand. The pandas certainly keep us busy throughout the day as we are frequently refreshing their bamboo, cleaning their habitats, setting up enrichment, doing training sessions, or working on other tasks to ensure we are constantly doing the best jobs that we can for them. However, as the summer progresses, we are entering into the pandas’ “slow season.” Things don’t necessarily slow down for us, as there is always something we are working on. Coming out of bamboo shoot season, though, the pandas are eating a little less and napping a lot more. This is pretty typical for them during the warmer months. With the pandas needing things directly from us less frequently, it gives us a bit more freedom to work on other projects that we don’t always get the chance to do. Content bears certainly make for content keepers. If only we could have the summer nap schedule of a panda, too!
(photo: Megan H.)
Keeper I, Mammals