It appears that the pandas’ birthday wish list is bringing forth good things. On August 12, Su Lin was most entertained – and entertaining – with what appeared to be a brown plastic doughnut, for lack of a better word. After a brief morning nap, she discovered this new wonder and attempted for some time to stick head, legs, rear end, all of the above through the hole in the center, rolling around the area in the process. It was great fun to watch, but after a time, of course, she retreated to that most “unviewable” of napping spots in the front left corner of her enclosure…but she took the new toy with her!
Many thanks to those who have remembered that as new and loud and exciting as the baby panda is, we’re housing the elder sisters and dad, and they are also still deserving of our love and attention.
Ellie Rosenbaum is a panda narrator at the San Diego Zoo.