So while sometimes I pace around and shake my head at Lun Lun, who still wants to keep her own secrets as to whether she’s pregnant or not, I’ll calm down and be a cool cucumber and let nature take its course. Monday, August 8 I'm sure a few of you have wondered why you see the keepers spray perfumes on logs or add toys into the dayrooms.
I enjoy watching the pandas methodically consume bamboo.
It's a never-ending cycle of: sniff, bite, sniff, peel the outer culm off, sniff, eat, repeat.
It's a really awesome sight to see, and it the pattern is kind of soothing to watch.
If you've never taken the opportunity to watch the pandas eat, I encourage you to do so.
And next time you're here for a visit, listen out for the sound of crunching bamboo. Wednesday, August 10 I’ve always assumed that as a curator you’re supposed to be cool as a cucumber all the time, but I have to say that the unpredictable nature of giant panda reproduction can be stressful.
I’ve never worked with such an interesting species that is so predictably unpredictable.
But that said, it’s really exciting to be a part of all the preparation and science that goes into giant panda breeding.
Friday, August 12 Days in the panda building are always busy.
We often make references to the highly-coveted "free time" to work on various extra projects, but it's important to take a moment to breathe every so often too.