The Calgary Zoo’s Panda Passage has been open for just over a year and is home to Er Shun, Da Mao and Canadian-born cubs Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue.
The giant pandas are on loan from China as part of a partnership between the Chinese and Canadian governments. The pandas arrived in Calgary in May after a five-year stay in Toronto.
The adults will be at the Calgary Zoo for five years, while the cubs will head back to China as part of a 10-year breeding program.
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The habitat is part of a global conservation effort to help the vulnerable species. The facility was awarded for its eco-friendliness in April 2019 with the Petal Certification as part of the International Living Future Institute’s Living Building Challenge.
Watch from October 2019: The pandas at the Calgary Zoo got their first taste of winter as they enjoyed the record-breaking snowfall.