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Panda Updates – Wednesday, November 6

If you live in Atlanta, you know we have had a marked change in the weather in recent days, much to the pandas’ delight! We skipped autumn entirely and went straight from summer to winter. Giant pandas are built for cold weather. They have a dense, water resistant coat of fur to keep them warm and dry in their natural habitat of the mountains in China. This coat isn’t designed for our Atlanta summers, so the pandas stay inside if the temperatures are over 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Don’t worry, though, the pandas don’t mind being inside. In my experience, the pandas are content wherever they are as long as they have good quality bamboo to eat. Lun Lun does particularly enjoy this hammock in one of the outdoor habitats and seems happy to take her naps on it again.
Heather R.
Senior Keeper, Carnivores

(Photo by Heather R.)

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