Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Our World Tuesday

Following on from my zoo theme last week, I thought you might like to see some shots of the giant pandas at
 Adelaide Zoo. The only zoo in the southern hemisphere  to have giant pandas, Adelaide Zoo is hoping that this year Wang Wang and Suni will get the urge and breed. Everyone at the zoo is waiting with bated breath as Suni only comes into season for a very short time and last year her erstwhile sweetheart just couldn't get interested.
The pandas live in separate areas as they are naturally solitary animals and it is believed that if they live together they will never become sexually interested in each other. These photos were taken when the pandas first arrived and were kept indoors to acclimatise.Please excuse the reflections from the glass.  They now spend a part of their day outside in the good weather, but I have only one outside shot.

This is Funi, the female, and more active of the two.

Wang Wang likes to spend his time eating and sleeping.

Liz Needle - linking with Our World Tuesday 


  1. Such sweet pictures, but so sad to see them in captivity.

  2. Beautiful bears. I hope they do "get the urge" so you can send us panda baby shots soon!

  3. These guys will always put a smile on your face no matter what they do

    I'm inviting you to join us for Travel Photo Mondays, the link runs all week so I hope you can join us for the next installment?

  4. Oh those faces! Wonderful pictures...they are amazing .