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”.

Pandas and bamboo

There’s more to bamboo than meets the eye. Although the giant panda’s diet consists primarily of this sweet grass, there are many different types of bamboo – all with their own flavour. Zoo and Tierpark Director Dr Andreas Knieriem tells us a bit about bamboo and pandas.

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Construction gets reinforcements

Where previously all was grey, a brown-orange hue now dominates the Panda Garden construction site. Steel mesh on the roof of the stable building and the floor of the female’s indoor enclosure will provide the concrete with the reinforcement it requires.

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The present is unwrapped – but it’s not ready yet

Today, the tarpaulin was removed from the Christo-esque “wrapped” building to reveal the shell of the panda house. With bricklaying work complete, the building could shed its protective cover. But it is currently still open-top – now it’s time for the roof, which will be gradually constructed and concreted over the next fortnight.

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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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