But the question remains: his place or hers?
Scaffolding is in place to temporarily support the roof before the permanent pillars are erected. From the air, we can already see the round openings – currently still dark – that will eventually allow daylight to pour into the Panda Plaza and the indoor enclosures. Meanwhile, work also continues on the underground pipelines.
A romantic rendezvous under the bridge?
Last week, the visitors’ bridge to the Panda Plaza was built. Underneath this bridge, a hidden connecting door will be put in place so that the male panda can pay the female a private visit – or vice versa. Where the panda couple end up getting together remains to be seen. But what is certain is the passage between the outdoor enclosures will not be used very often – giant pandas are solitary animals and, besides, females are only fertile for 72 hours of the year.