Panda Updates – Friday, September 7
Just because you don’t see him, her or them doesn’t mean that the giant panda who spends the day behind the scenes doesn’t get enrichment! Believe it or not, the pandas enjoy being behind the scenes just as much as they do hanging out in the dayrooms or the outdoor habitats. Yesterday, Yang Yang got to indulge in his natural skills as he batted around a frozen “scent-cicle.” We froze hot sauce and cinnamon in a Bundt cake pan and gave it to Yang Yang in one of his empty night rooms. Even after the “scent-cicle” shattered, he continued to bat around the pieces for quite some time until they eventually melted. He even picked up the pieces and self-anointed several times!
Keeper III, Mammals