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It's Panda Day!

Friday, September 23, 2011 4:06pm
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It’s Panda Day at Adelaide Zoo today, with Wang Wang and Funi introduced for breeding purposes. The introductions are taking place in the off-limits area where the Giant Pandas can be closely monitored. The panda exhibit will remain closed during this time as it is important there is minimal disturbance to the pair.

It is an exciting time for staff and volunteers, and Zoos SA is proud to be part of the international effort to save the Giant Panda from extinction. We would like to thank our members and the public for their support during this crucial stage of the breeding program and encourage people to continue to visit the zoo so they can enjoy and learn about many other endangered species .

So far the pandas have showed very positive behaviour but there’s been no actual mating. We’ll keep introducing Wang Wang and Funi together over the next few days so stay tuned for further exciting updates!

Comments

I hope all goes well with the pandas. I will be bring my younget grandson to Adelaide in early dec to see the pandas. We live in Darwin N.T.
Posted By: Judy. on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 3:47pm
i will be in adelaide on october 7th-17th 2011.
will the giant pandas be on display?
Posted By: ian towle on Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:00pm
Hi, I have booked tickets to come to the zoo on monday the 8th of November from Perth. I have been lookig forward to the trip ever since the pandas arrived here. It is the only reason for my trip. If they are off display is there any way that I could have a peek from a distance at least? It would be devastating to find that it is a wasted trip. :0(
Posted By: Nardia Smith on Thursday, October 20, 2011 2:19am
Hi Nardia
The pandas were off exhibit for 5 days and are now back on public display. I hope you enjoy hanging out with Wang Wang and Funi!
Monique
Online Communications Coordinator, Zoos SA
Posted By: Zoos SA on Thursday, October 20, 2011 9:54am

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