Over recent days I have featured photos of the Giant Pandas at Adelaide Zoo in South Australia.
Today I include the last set of photos. The next post here will feature other animals and birds at the same zoo.
Adelaide Zoo is my home zoo where I am a Life Member. We try to visit several times a year as well as the other section of the zoo at Monarto, an open range zoo just ten minutes drive from our home.
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Over recent days I’ve been showing photos I took of the Giant Pandas at the Adelaide Zoo here in South Australia. Today I feature a few more close up shots.
The new exhibit at the zoo is excellent. It is very modern and gives the human visitors excellent close up views of the pandas going about their daily activities.
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Yesterday I wrote about my first visit to see the Giant Pandas on exhibit at the Adelaide Zoo. I had avoided the initial rush to the zoo to see Wang Wang and Funi. Even waiting several months after their arrival, the zoo was still very busy. Despite that I still managed to get very good views and some lovely photos.
Two Giant Pandas arrived at the Adelaide Zoo late last year in the midst of great media hype. In fact, for months before their arrival they were featured in the news media almost every day, certainly every week. As the arrival date approached this certainly became every day.
Adelaide Zoo under went a major renovation in preparation. A large new entrance gate area replaced the historic entrance gates which had been used since the 1800s. (The old gates were not destroyed; they are just no longer in use.)
Close to the new entrance gates is a multi-million dollar new enclosure specifically built for the two new pandas, Wang Wang and Funi.
In the just over 6 months since their arrival, the pandas have increased visitor numbers to the zoo by 70%. In the first month or so, coinciding with the Christmas and New Year break as well as school holidays, visitors had to book ahead to see these amazing animals. Even then there was a waiting period before getting to see them. I decided to wait until recently and even then I had to line up for ten minutes at the end of a long line of people. The wait was worth it. Over coming days I will feature the many photos I took of the pandas.