The Straits Times
Published on Oct 12, 2012

Giant pandas settling into new home at River Safari


Giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia are being introduced to their new home at the River Safari after completing their month-long quarantine, Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) announced on Thursday.

The River Safari's zoology team is helping them settle into the Giant Panda Forest, which simulates the bears' natural habitat.

To encourage the pandas to explore their new surroundings, keepers will be placing their favourite food, bamboo, in various locations around the exhibit.

The pandas currently live in dens linked to the Forest, which they are visiting daily. They first entered their new home on Monday and spent two hours there before returning to their dens. The duration will be progressively increased as they familiarise themselves with the area.