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Panda Updates – Monday, April 23

Shoot season is upon us! This is everyone’s favorite time of the year, and Idgie the red panda is no exception. Bamboo shoots are the young, nutrient-filled bamboo sprouts that grow really quickly at this time of year. Idgie’s habitat generally has bamboo shoots that pop up in it a bit later in the season that Idgie will harvest herself. However, since the shoots haven’t shown up in her habitat yet, we provide her with some of the smaller ones that have been harvested for the giant pandas. It’s cute to watch her try to figure out how to eat the shoots since she has such a tiny mouth.
Shauna
Keeper II, Mammals

(photo by Shauna)

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