Giant Panda's are an endangered species, and despite living in China I had never seen one. So as Adelaide Zoo is the only place in Australia to see one I wanted to see them. There is a male and a female, and they live in separate quarters until the mating season. The boy, Wang Wang, is apparently a big rough on his girlfriend, Funi, so they are kept apart. You can watch a video of them here.
There's plenty of parking there, though you must pay (tickets at the machine) though I had to do extra leg work as not all the machines were working. Luckily the Pandas were not far from the new entry, so didn't have far to go.
|Panda (Behind glass)|
PS - FUNNY STORY AT THE ZOO
A couple, after having visited the Giant Panda's put their two children on a ceramic panda nearby for a photo. The children were most suspicious of the panda and had to be convinced that they were quite safe. After the photo was taken (and I clicked my camera to get a shot) the older boy stood up and proudly announced that he had donged the panda's willy. The father looked at me, and unsuccessfully hiding his mirth, said "Come on, let's go and find your Mummy and Daddy" and added to me. "They are not my boys" as the mother dissolved in laughter. So did I!!!