Yun Zi: Busy Panda Boy

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Yun Zi ponders his next move.

Yun Zi was definitely a busy boy on Saturday, May 19! The keepers gave him plenty of enrichment to keep him occupied. He received a tub full of ice, two hard-plastic Boomer balls filled with carrots, yams, apples, and herbivore biscuits, and a burlap sack filled with hay.

As soon as the bedroom door opened, our young panda ran to the tub and began to go through the ice, rubbing the cubes all over his head. He then tipped the tub over, spreading the ice everywhere, and tumbled down the hill, bringing the tub with him. Our guests were enthralled and were laughing and snapping as many photos as they could! Yun Zi even chased his Boomer ball around the exhibit, almost like a kid chasing a soccer ball.

After a lot of playing and running around for almost two hours, he FINALLY took a nap. What a day in the San Diego Zoo’s Panda Trek!

Alyssa Medeiros is a panda narrator at the San Diego Zoo. Read her previous post, Gao Gao and the Tub.