Adventures in Asia

by Greg & Francie

“Where is my Panda?”

These were the words spoken by Huang, the Panda keeper, as he looked for the nine-year old male LingLing.  He is one of the Pandas we cleanup after (man, that Panda can go through a LOT of bamboo).  In the morning he weighs in at 117 kg but after the last feeding he is at 124-128 kg. 

Well, LingLing is often waiting for us in his feeding area but he has a huge forested area to hang out in.  Sometimes he falls asleep up there and Huang has to climb up on the building and call for him. 

Where is my Panda? 2

Huang told us the story that two nights ago (while he was on night watch for his pregnant Panda) LingLing decided to climb a very small tree in his area.  The tree broke and then happened to fall on the wall that separates LingLing from his next door Panda (named momo I think).  Well, LingLing thinks about going over and the Pandas start barking at each other and finally Huang and six other keepers were able to lure LingLing away with lots of Bamboo sprouts. 

 Crazy.

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August 6, 2007 - Posted by | China, Panda, Travel, Wildlife, Wolong

1 Comment »

  1. If you did the math with Lingling’s weight, you may have realized that every morning Greg and I clean up approximately 7-8 kg of panda dung just from this one panda!

    Comment by francie | August 6, 2007 | Reply


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