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Panda Updates – Friday, July 2

Hey everyone! The news around here at pandas is that we are trying out a new/old bamboo species! While there are about 200 species of bamboo here in Georgia, Zoo Atlanta’s giant pandas typically only eat about six or seven of them, due to availability. The “new” species they’ve been enjoying is called black bamboo, so named due to its black culm (stalk). Black bamboo is a subspecies of henon bamboo. We have not had black bamboo in a long time, but all the pandas here are glad it’s back!

And while we’re talking about “new” and “old” – enjoy this throwback photo of the twins, taken three years ago this week – long before bamboo was on their minds!

Adrianna L.
Keeper II, Mammals

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