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Panda Updates – May 26

Yesterday, we fed out the last of the bamboo shoots for this season. The pandas and the keepers are totally bummed that shoot season has come to its inevitable end for the year. Bamboo shoot season is the best time of the year for us, but unfortunately, it only lasts for three to four weeks. Of course, we have bamboo to feed the pandas now that the shoots are gone, but it always takes a couple of days for the pandas to adjust to not having shoots, so we will have four grumpy pandas on our hands this weekend. No worries for us, though! We keepers have been through this before and will do some extra biscuit feedings and enrichment items to take the pandas’ minds off of bamboo shoots. They will be just fine!
Heather R.
Senior Keeper, Carnivores

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