Panda Updates – Wednesday, December 6
If you watch PandaCam, you might have noticed that lately we have been giving Lun Lun and the cubs access to both Habitat 1 and Dayroom 1 in the mornings. The cubs are getting increasingly more comfortable with the outdoor habitat, and have even been napping in the cave and on the structure the past few days. They do, however, still very much enjoy taking naps in Dayroom 1. By giving Lun Lun and the cubs access to both areas, we give the cubs opportunity to exercise choice as to where they would like to take their morning nap. It also gives Lun Lun the opportunity to spend time outside while still keeping a close eye on the cubs if they choose to go inside. For this reason, you may not be able to see Lun Lun on the PandaCam from approximately 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. There is a behind-the-scenes transfer area at the end of the indoor hallway that connects Habitat 1 to Dayroom 1. Lun Lun has been enjoying taking her late morning nap in that area, as it allows her to keep an eye on both cubs if one chooses to be inside while the other is outside.
Swing Keeper I, Mammals
(photo by Danica W.)