I’d like you to meet our new summer intern. Amélie Le Roy will be joining the panda team at the end of June when Stephanie leaves and she’ll primarily be working on finishing up the stereotypical and personality studies that Stephanie is working on.
WWF infrared camera traps capture rare photos of wild pandas
Have you all seen the new photos of wild pandas World Wildlife Fund just published? Well, most of them aren’t of giant pandas but other neat wildlife their photo traps captured but it’s still exciting to start to learn more about these elusive animals in their natural habitat. It really is quite amazing how much we know about captive pandas but not about wild pandas because they’re so hard to find.
“The camera trap studies will now aid WWF’s conservation efforts through a better understanding of animal activities, the impact of human actions on the species, and management of nature reserves.”
Yi Bao is obviously not that interested in A Ling as evidenced by his eating!
A few days after the earthquake, I returned to the panda base and everything seemed pretty much back to normal. The pandas seemed to be behaving normally (sleeping and eating) although I did read a report that the younger pandas had a hard time dealing with the earthquake. My understanding is that Continue reading →