Next to their much publicized cousins, the Red Pandas also had a wonderful new enclosure. Now I know a lot of fuss has been made of the Great Pandas in the zoo, but I think that the Red Pandas are far nicer. Much smaller grant you, but very attractive.
I was amused that the keepers had placed some bamboo high in a tree planted in their enclosure and one of the Red Pandas had climbed up to have a snack, only to fall asleep while doing so. They are just as cute asleep too.
Sorry if you came here today expecting something about birds – more about birds in coming days. I promise.
Yesterday morning I had a specialist medical appointment in Adelaide so I took the opportunity to visit Adelaide Zoo in the afternoon. It had been many months since my last visit and I hadn’t yet seen the two pandas added to the collection late last year. I deliberately left it a few months to avoid the early rush. Despite this, I still had to line up for about ten minutes behind a line of over a hundred eager panda peepers.
The new enclosure for them is most impressive and you can get excellent views of the two animals as they move about their new homes. After viewing them for about twenty minutes – and taking numerous photos – I moved on to other enclosures, especially those featuring birds. I wanted to take more bird photos to share here on this site. More of that in the days to come.