If you've ever been to Australia Zoo, you'll agree that one of the best parts of the Zoo is South East Asia (not that we're biased!). South East Asia at the Zoo is home to our Sumatran Tigers, Bengal Tigers, Asian Elephants and more recently two male Red Pandas.
Over the last few months the Elephant crew have been busy learning how to take care of the Red Pandas, because lets face it - they're right next door and they're pretty awesome! Now that we've learnt how to prepare their diet and look after them we've adopted them into our department, so don't find it unusual if we write about them in our Elephant updates!
Yoddah, meaning 'Warrior' in Nepalese, is our oldest Red Panda at 9 years old, although he's the oldest, he's definitely the quiet one of the two. On the other hand we have Pasang, his name means 'Born on a Friday' in Nepalese. Pasang at 5 years old is a typical teenager; sleeping in, not eating his veggies and refusing to go to bed when asked to by his keepers!
If you would like to get to know more about our Red Pandas, you can come and check them out at South East Asia, along with our Tigers and Elephants...and if that's not enough, you can book a Rascally Red Panda Encounter and come into their enclosure to get up close and personal with our gorgeous boys!