Photo ArchiveGiant Panda

I hate zoos, I find them depressing. But inevitably if I’m in a city long enough that has one, I’ll check it out. This is at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park here in D.C. The zookeepers coat plastic crates with honey as apparently pandas like not just the honey, but knashing away with their teeth or something (and I think plastic milk crates are part of their natural habitat). They also apparently favour faux rocks as furniture and mountain murals for interior decor. No really, they’ve studied their apartments in the wild.