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Panda Updates – Wednesday, January 27

Every morning, the Panda Care Team checks on all of the giant pandas, as well as Jackie the red panda. We have cameras set up that allow us to see each individual in dayrooms which are not visible from behind the scenes. When I’m checking in on Jackie, I will swing by his habitat and bring him his breakfast. Early one morning, as I approached his habitat, I saw that he was resting in his favorite perch that is attached to a tree in his habitat. As you might recall reading from recent updates, red pandas are arboreal, meaning they spend a lot of time in trees. It’s amazing watching Jackie climb so quickly and move from branch to branch with such ease. As I entered with his breakfast, he peeked his head out and quickly realized I had brought his food. Within seconds, he had made his way down from the tree and was eating his breakfast. I’m glad I had the chance though to pull out my phone and get this picture of him in his perch. Seeing his cute face is always a great way to start the day. 

Amanda D.
Keeper I, Mammals

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