Giant pandas find cool ways to beat summer heat

2023-06-02 Editor : Lu Yan ECNS App Download

As temperatures soared to 35 degrees Celsius in some areas of China, giant pandas have found some cool ways to beat the summer heat.  

Guangzhou Chimelong Safari Park used pillow-shaped ice blocks to help its giant pandas to cool off. A giant panda laid on a block of ice to cool off at the park. Another one rested on a tree branch near an electric fan.  

At Chongqing Zoo, giant pandas enjoyed the celebration of Children's Day. The dedicated staff at Chongqing Zoo treated giant pandas to a delightful assortment of apples, carrots, bamboo shoots, and other delectable treats.  

The breeder strung pandas' favorite foods into strings of "candied haws." The delicious treats attracted the giant panda cubs. Their mother soon found the gourmet meal and joined in.  

Barbecue buffet is the most popular food in Chongqing and for the pandas at the city's zoo, it's no exception, except their barbecue was a little bit different.  

Zookeepers at Chongqing Zoo built a bamboo replica "barbecue" to serve to the giant pandas - except this one was served cold and stuffed with twelve kinds of vegetables and fruits including bananas, watermelon, grapes, pumpkins, cherry tomatoes, bamboo shoots, carrots and other delicacies.   

These "skewers" were placed on a barbecue grill made of bamboo. The giant pandas accidentally overturned the barbecue grill and chewed it up.  

Giant panda Yaji celebrated his 9th birthday at Jinan Zoo in east China's Shandong Province. Staff prepared a specially-made bamboo cart with a birthday cake made of bamboo shoots and fruits.  

Giant panda "Yaji," meaning graceful and auspicious, was the first newborn giant panda in the world in 2014. Since it moved to Jinan Zoo in 2017, it has been welcomed by local people.


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