Saturday, 18 June 2016

Finally Awake!

Last time I dropped in to Toronto Zoo to see the baby Giant Pandas, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue, the whole family was fast asleep, but when I went early last weekend, the cubs were awake and active.

They were born on October 15, 2015, so they are 8 months old now. They were in their pen with their mother, Er Shun, who was concentrating on a breakfast of bamboo while the cubs rolled and wrestled and played with their dinner!





The adult Giant Pandas, Er Shun and Da Mao, have been on loan to Toronto Zoo from China since 2013, and the whole family, including the two cubs, will move to the Calgary Zoo in 2018 for a 5 year stay.

10 comments:

Marie Smith said...

Great photos! Gotta love pandas.

Anvilcloud said...

It was worth the return trip.

LL Cool Joe said...

They are very cute indeed. i'm glad they were awake this time.

ann @ studiohyde said...

Oh, they are So adorable ♥

Elephant's Child said...

Oooh. And ahhh. I am so glad they were awake, and grateful you shared the joy.

Vagabonde said...

Pandas look so cuddly. I read that they usually live to be 20 years old but a female, Jia Jia, in the Hong Kong zoo is going to be 38 years old, and they are still trying to mate her – I wonder what age that would be in human years?

Angela said...

You got very good photos. Pandas are adorable creatures!

stardust said...

They’ve really grown bigger but still cute babies. Thank you for sharing to give us a big smile.

Yoko

Lowell said...

They look so cuddly but I'd guess you wouldn't want to try that! Cute pics of these cute critters!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Super cute shots Shammi. Panda are so cute, wonder if they're as cuddly as they look!