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Red Panda
November 6, 2004 copyright Elizabeth Bickel

Red Panda

in a tree & having lunch

NOTE 2008: This shot was taken years BEFORE the Zoo decided to move the Red Pandas from a very large, more natural, open air habitat
to a much smaller pen that is now totally behind glass.
How sad for the Pandas.

The Red Panda's more natural "home" was eliminated to build a new "short cut" so zoo human visitors no longer have to walk as far between animals. I personally would have preferred that the animals still lived in an open air, less "caged" environment. I have no trouble with walking, but I do have trouble with seeing animals in "fish bowl" housing.

The day that I took this shot, the Pandas had a fair amount of freedom. It was once a pleasure to spend hours just watching them play out in the sunshine.

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Chng Mei Yen17-Oct-2009 00:16
This is a great shot. :)
Ceya26-Sep-2008 19:50
What a lovely portrait, Liz! Big vote!
Tom Munson23-Sep-2008 01:50
Great shot, Liz. He's a cutie. v
Cliff14-Jan-2007 20:26
Fantastic shot, very well photographed.