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Panda Updates – Wednesday, December 20

The animals here celebrated the holidays this past weekend with some extra-special enrichment. The adult giant pandas know what happens when they see all these surprises, so they tore in right away. The cubs, on the other hand, are a bit less experienced with this type of enrichment. They quickly explored their themed cardboard cutouts, manipulating them and tearing them apart. The boxes, which were decorated to look like presents, were a bit more perplexing. As the boxes were larger and harder to hold, the cubs quickly lost interest, choosing instead to play with the cutouts. It was only when Lun Lun came in to see what goodies they had did the cubs realize that there were treats inside. Maybe come next time, the cubs will know where all the treats are hidden and how to get them.
Shauna
Keeper II, Mammals

(photo by Shauna)

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