From the time Er Shun and Da Mao arrived from China in 2013, giant pandas became Toronto favorites among kids and adults. Their exhibit at The Toronto Zoo is extremely popular and must see when you visit Toronto Zoo. Er Shun and Da Mao represent endangered giant pandas species and were chosen to join special conservation project. Black and white in markings, giant pandas have unique habits, life and food preferences. They are lovely, can be flexible and clumsy at the same time. Plus everyone wants to see new panda cubs born in Canada Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue. They are very cute and funny.
Giant pandas received huge popularity after the release of Kung Fu Panda 3 movie years ago. Since that time everything related to pandas ignite huge interest. Last week we had an opportunity to attend Kung Fu Panda 3 event dedicated to the upcoming release of Kung Fu Panda 3 movie on DVD and Blu-Ray.
At the day of the event lots of kids from school arrived to the Zoo for educational trip to learn more about nature, animals and conservation work. The line to see pandas were very long so we decided to wait until afternoon. Instead we decided to explore the other areas of the zoo including polar bear, rhino, forest animals and children’s mini-park.
Then we had a BBQ lunch in the Wildlife Marquee at the zoo, the day was very hot so some refreshments helped a lot. After lunch we had an absolutely amazing meet & greet with camel, sloth and bald eagle. The Zoo staff told us interesting facts about animals, their food choices, behavior and environment they live in. Teddy was excited to be close to the animals, even touch them. He said that he can feel how camel breaths when touched its hump. And sloth goes to the “washroom” only once a week and very picky with what it eats.
After the meeting with animals we set up to watch the movie. At first we decided to leave because it was very hot and we already spend much time at the zoo. But luckily the weather became much better and outdoor screening under the tent was fun. We laughed almost the whole movie, it was really funny. The only scene when I almost cried was when friends and family tried to save Po from villain.
After the movie we could not wait to see pandas. The line was much shorter and we were eager to learn more about them. The Panda Exhibit is a huge pavilion where you can get lots of information about pandas. Every time we visit the Panda Exhibit, something new and exciting waits for us. Our Toronto pandas are really amusing, same as in the movie. They even move and act the same, can be funny and serious.
You can visit giant panda cubs from 9:00am to 5:30pm daily in the Giant Panda Experience. We wish them growth and more little cubs in the future. I am sure we all going to miss these adorable bamboo eaters when they leave Toronto in 2018.
We spent a nice day at The Toronto Zoo, so next time we see animals on TV, we that they are not only exist in real world but also need our support and protection. Enjoy Kung Fu Panda 3, which is now available On Demand, DVD & Blu-Ray.