An eye-catcher for visitors and a home for our black-and-white bears: the first draft for the design of the new panda habitat has been decided. The design was drawn up by architectural firm dan pearlman and should please pandas and visitors alike. Across this spacious and lusciously green complex, visitors will be able to observe the pandas interacting with their new surroundings – which are closely modelled on the animals’ natural habitat. The panda facilities include a building that will house the animals as well as an air-conditioned storage room for bamboo, a kitchen for food preparation, and a treatment room equipped like a standard veterinary practice for health checks. The published draft gives an initial impression of how it will look. Construction work on the panda facilities is scheduled to commence in late 2016.