Saturday, December 19, 2009

Wang Wang at the Adelaide Zoo

These Pandas are addictive and so is photographing them; albeit through glass. In early January Wang Wang and Funi should be out of quarantine and be allowed into the outside enclosures.

When I visited this morning in a special session for Zoo members, Wang Wang was eating, as usual I thought. Then he walked to a spot at the back of his enclosure for a nap.


Feeding the pandas is a mammoth task; they chew though 50 kilograms a day. Until the zoo's locally grown bamboo is available, a truckload a week is transported from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

12 comments:

Nathalie said...

Great top photo.

Transporting a truckload of bamboo every week from the sunshine coast, how ecological is that?

Hilda said...

I'm glad you're a zoo member then. Adorable!

Gordon said...

Nathalie - mmm, I agree. Apparently it is only a temporary solution though.The zoo's own plantations haven't grown as quickly as anticipated.

Donna said...

Isn't he Gorgeous!!! Looks SO cuddly but I know looks can be deceiving! Love the photos!!hughugs

Leif Hagen said...

The Panda is sooooo cute! Bamboo is a renewable resource - I'd get tired of eating bamboo for every meal! Maybe if someone had a bamboo recipe cookbook?

Rambling Round said...

Ah, so he's eating a bamboo stick! Enjoyed seeing these.

Jacob said...

Thank you, Gordon, for stopping by Ocala DP! Much appreciated.

I've been scrolling through your photos and like what I see very much! Pandas, of which I know little, look cute, but I know they are real bears with all the implications of that!

These are wonderful shots. Very enjoyable!

Ann said...

Do you have a KITKAT ad in OZ? In the ad, it had the photographer waiting for ages to photograph the panda, when he takes a break, the panda comes out.

Glad you were not that photographer.

Good shot.

They didn't ask if your garden has any bamboo?

Gordon said...

Ann - they did ask for private homes to supply/grow bamboo and some people are. The type of bamboo they require is Golden Bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea). Unfortuantely I don't have any growing in my yaerd.

J Bar said...

The top shot is a brilliant capture.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sharon said...

I just want to give him a hug!

Steffe said...

Great to see.