Thursday, 26 May 2016

Giant Panda-monium!

I got up really early last Saturday on a mission to see the baby Giant Pandas and was parking the car at Toronto Zoo by 8:15am, as zoo members get to jump the queue and go in at 8:30, ahead of the crowd. No way I wanted to battle the Victoria Day long weekend crowds on a hot day. I was the first one into the Panda building to see them, but little Jia Panpan (Canadian Hope) and Jia Yueyue (Canadian Joy) were fast asleep! Just my luck. Their mother Er Shun was napping too.


 So I went outside to have a chat with Da Mao, the daddy (presumably) but he had had a hard night and he was catching 40 winks too! He looks pretty relaxed.


So the next step was the inevitable Gift Shop, totally dedicated to all things Giant Panda.



No, I didn't buy any Giant Panda memorabilia, but I might go back to the zoo early one morning to see if the babies are awake. I'd really like to see them while they are still little and look like cute balls of fluff.

9 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Your blog is certainly bear-able lately.

Jono said...

Panda's sure seem to like napping. I've been practicing to be a panda and never realized it!

Marie Smith said...

So cute, even asleep.

Elephant's Child said...

I would be back time and time again. How does close to closing time work? Are the pandas more likely to be awake? And the crowds (shudder) less?

LL Cool Joe said...

Ha ha I'm sorry I shouldn't laugh but really isn't that sods law that all of the pandas were asleep? I hope you get to go again when they aren't. My sister-in-law loves pandas and one of the things on her bucket list is to cuddle one.

Jacob said...

Even from a rear view those pandas are beyond cute!

photowannabe said...

Oh they are so cute. I hope you get to see them while they are tiny and "toddler" like.

madretz said...

Napping or not, they're still adorable!

sonia a. mascaro said...

The baby Giant Pandas are just lovely!
I never saw a panda in person...

What a lots of Giant Panda memorabilia!