Today is your last day to visit Er Shun, Da Mao, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue in the Toronto Zoo. Those are the four Giant Pandas that have lived in Toronto for the past five years. It started off as the breeding pair and then came along the twins. It’s been a great experience for Zoo staff and those who have been along to see them.
Being able to watch a Giant Panda play is not something that everyone can do. They are still considered a vulnerable species, which is a nice change from endangered, though there are only 520 bears in captivity; with another approximate 2,000 in the wild.
The Giant Panda’s are moving on from Toronto to Calgary for their next 5 years. Needless to say the folks at the Toronto Zoo are a little sad about it.
— The Toronto Zoo (@TheTorontoZoo) March 17, 2018
But if you have not had a chance to see them you still have Today! The bears will be available for a visit until 6pm this afternoon. If however you cannot make it out or already have; there is a small recap video of their last five years in this tweet from @TheTorontoZoo. They also put up numerous tweets for National Panda Day which was Friday, March 16th.
We’re going to miss days like these ?
Five years, thousands of visitors, and countless memories and moments, here is a small glimpse of the last five years with Er Shun, Da Mao, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue.
— The Toronto Zoo (@TheTorontoZoo) March 12, 2018