Welcome to our Panda Blog

The zoo is in full-blown panda fever and plenty of visitors and zoo fans are just as excited as we are. The animals are only pandas in Germany, making them a real Zoo Berlin highlight. In this blog we will collect all panda information and keep your updated with all the latest news surrounding “Project Panda”.

Panda facts

Did you know that pandas are good climbers, despite their bulk? A good panda habitat should therefore have plenty of climbing apparatus.

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Panda facts

Ddid you know that very few pandas are found in zoos outside of China? Not many zoos can meet the high standards required for their keep. We are converting an area of over 5,000 m² for our new pandas – this habitat will be the only one of its kind in Europe!

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A round of concrete

The floor of the panda house has been laid and construction has already begun on the visitors’ bridge. Now, from the air, we can also make out an oval-shaped concrete foundation next to the building. Soon, this is where visitors will be able to sit and watch the male panda – as it will form the base of one of the two seating areas in the Panda Plaza.

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A bamboo snack for in-between

2017 will definitely be the Year of the Panda at Zoo Berlin. Here’s another video from the Dujiangyan panda base to let you look forward to the summer! A giant panda having a snack, taken on the trip of Zoo and Tierpark Director Dr Andreas Knieriem and Supervisory Board Chairman Frank Bruckmann to China last October.

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Panda facts

Did you know that a panda needs to eat for at least 12 hours a day? Although panda bears have the jaws of a predator, they are herbivores whose diet consists almost exclusively of low-energy bamboo.

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Grey matter

Last week the panda building site was invaded by a huge green arm, whose purpose it was to spit out the liquid concrete exactly where needed.

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Panda facts

Did you know that the giant panda has almost holy status in China? Thanks to intensive conservation efforts, the species’ numbers have gone back up in recent years to around 2,000.

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