Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Adelaide's Giant Pandas

Have finally been to see the Giant Pandas ... and they're gorgeous!

There was a great Keeper in the area and he told us heaps about Funi and Wang Wang.  It's sad to be told there are only about 1,600 of these beautiful animals in the wild!

Funi and Wang Wang are considered a fantastic genetic pairing for the global Giant Panda breeding program.  Any cubs Wang Wang and Funi have will be valuable additions to the Giant Panda population.  The Keeper did share with us that so far Funi doesn't care much for Wang Wang, so they've moved them into each other's enclosures, in the hope that this may arouse some interest.
Funi ("Lucky Girl")

Born: 23 August 2006 at Wolong Giant Panda Research Centre, China
Personality: She is very active and playful and often makes excited mewing vocalisations at feeding time. She is also very intelligent, curious and loves to explore.

Wang Wang ("Net Net")
Born: 31 August 2005 at Wolong Giant Panda Research Centre, China
Personality: He is a very laid-back and placid boy. Like all Giant Pandas, he loves to snooze but can usually roused by a fresh stalk of bamboo.

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