Calgary’s pandas now have a steady bamboo supply!

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Well, hey there, slugger. Happy fabulous news Friday, an occasion that we just made up right now (feel free to take it off work next week.) After months of worry and uncertainty, The Calgary Zoo has announced that they have finally secured enough fresh bamboo to feed their beloved giant pandas until international permits are approved to return them to China.

Due to cancelled flights and paperwork complications in the age of COVID, not only were these beautiful floofs, Er Shun and Da Mao delayed from returning home, but their supply of high-quality food had dwindled.

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To keep them well-nourished, panda’s need an absurd amount of fresh bamboo every single day and they are incredibly selective. As you can imagine, in a city where these particular trees don’t grow, imports are extremely important. This is actually why they’re being moved in the first place.

You know what they say, “Home is where the food is!”

Unfortunately, right now while they await their transfer permits, the Panda Passage is currently closed so you won’t be able to ogle them while they eat, sleep and just generally be adorable, but it’s nice to know that they are well taken care of!

We’ll miss big lovable’s, but the Calgary Zoo is doing what’s best for them and that matters more than anything.


Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary, AB