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Panda Updates – Wednesday, January 29

The twins had a big adventure this week! Xi Lun finally convinced Ya Lun to join her in the behind-the-scenes habitat! Ya Lun was still a bit unsure of herself, but seeing how comfortable and relaxed Xi Lan was helped her to settle in. Typically, Ya Lun is the more confident and adventurous of the two, and Xi Lun looks up to her big sister for reassurance. So, it was interesting to see their roles reversed in this situation. Once Ya Lun was in the habitat, she spent the rest of the day eating and napping with Xi Lun. We were a little worried she may not want to come back inside at the end of the day, but by that time, all her hesitancy had disappeared and she easily followed us and Xi Lun back through the shifting area. We were so proud of Ya Lun for moving past her fears. She seemed to really enjoy her time foraging for bamboo and napping in the shade.
Heather R.
Senior Keeper, Carnivores

(photo by Heather R.)

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