Panda updates – Wednesday, May 24
This is what I’m going to call the panda cold shoulder. Since I don’t work in the giant panda building as often as I would like, Ya Lun and Xi Lun don’t associate me with anything. So when I do try to get their attention, or dare even ask them to shift, I get this. A black-and-white cold shoulder. The relationships that all of our animals have with their care teams is really amazing and not something we take for granted. So much of our positive reinforcement training and care practices rely on trust. I guess I need to get down there more often. And bring lots of treats!
Curator of Mammals