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Panda Updates – Friday, November 11

The last few days we have seen consistent consumption of bamboo from both Xi Lun and Ya Lun. Previously they were chewing on and playing with small pieces, but they are starting to seek it out and eat some leaves (especially after some leafeater biscuits). Our close observations of their behavior and their feces show us that they are indeed consuming progressively larger amounts of bamboo. It is still not considered a main component of their diet, and we will continue supplemental formula and leafeater biscuits for the time being. As their interest and consumption progresses, we will have to start addressing how much and what type of bamboo to provide them.
Danica W.
Swing Keeper I, Mammals

(photo by Amanda J.)

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