Since the summer of 2017, Zoo Berlin has been home to Germany’s only giant pandas. These bamboo-eating bears have become a symbol for species conservation more than almost any other animal. On 5 July 2017, the Panda Garden was officially opened by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The new building, which combines traditional elements with contemporary architecture, gives visitors a glimpse of the threatened bears’ natural habitat – the cloud forests of the Chinese mountains. The over 5,000 m² habitat offers its adorable residents a variety of options for play and relaxation, in front of visitors or away from the public gaze. A rocky stream with a small pool, trees for climbing, caves and swings provide the pandas with plenty of variety in their daily lives.
An adorable round face with a cute, stubby snout? That’s our Meng Meng! This gentle female panda was born on 10 July 2013 and weighs approx. 77 kg. Since summer 2017, she has lived with male panda Jiao Qing in the new 5,480 m Panda Garden in Berlin.
Jiao Qing was born on 15 July 2010 and weighs approx. 108 kg. This active, curious and mischievous young chap came to Berlin from China with female panda Meng Meng. With a bit of luck, he and she will be parents one day.
Pit is a laid-back bear who’s always ready for a nap. It doesn’t matter how much noise his brother Paule makes, Pit continues to snooze peacefully, without twitching a whisker. He inherited his relatively long snout and trusting eyes from his father.