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National Zoo Giant Pandas enjoy fall

Three-year-old giant panda Tai Shan poses on a fallen tree in his exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo Fujifilm Giant Panda Habitat on November 7, 2008. Fall is a great time to see the pandas. Keepers have noted that on the cool mornings, the pandas are beginning to climb and play in the trees. In the summer, heat and humidity cause the pandas to keep cool by spending more time relaxing in cooled dens and grottos.


Credit: Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian's National Zoo

Date: Nov. 7, 2008

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Taken on November 7, 2008