Panda Updates – Friday, November 3
Ya Lun and Xi Lun are eating more bamboo each day. Watching cubs grow up never gets old for me. So far, I’ve seen five of Lun Lun’s previous cubs grow into sub-adults who have all gone through the same stages of development as Ya Lun and Xi Lun have, but I still feel a sense of awe and joy at seeing these two girls eating bamboo. Both cubs are already very good bamboo-eaters and can destroy a small twig in a matter of minutes. They are learning from the best! Lun Lun is an efficient bamboo-eater and eats faster than any other giant panda I’ve met. Ya Lun and Xi Lun are working on keeping up with her. As a result of their voracious appetites, both are over 70 pounds now.
Senior Keeper, Carnivores
(Photo by Heather R.)