Panda Updates – Wednesday, June 13
Well, it’s official. Bamboo shoot season is over. With the end of shoot season comes the transition back to adult bamboo. Going from shoots that are much more nutritious and desirable to adult bamboo is always a tough transition for everyone involved. Starting at our fantastic Bamboo Team who now have to search all around North Georgia for stands of bamboo that meet the giant pandas’ strict standards. All the way to the pandas who don’t seem to understand that shoots are only available for a limited amount of time. During this transition stage we can do a number of things to encourage eating, including increasing the frequency that they are fed. In a few days, when the transition is complete, the pandas will forget all about shoots and will be eating bamboo like champs again.
Keeper II, Mammals