I had day off and decided I'd head to the Mogo Zoo just up the road from my parents place. I'd been there once before with my old 200mm lens. This time I had a 300mm lens and a bit more of a clue. The zoo is small and acts as a breeding zoo. All the animals are in pairs and bread for other zoos or to boost numbers of rare animals. Zoo's aren't everyone's cup of tea, I am well aware of that. It's a chance to get a bit of practice and learn a little more about photographing animals.
Once again it was the red panda's that grabbed my attention. This little lady (I'm guessing 😀) was eating the tree branches that had been placed there for the animals to strip and eat at their leisure. As she munched away she moved from one side of the tree trunk to the other. She would grab a branch from one side, duck behind the trunk before reappearing on the other side. It felt like we were playing peek-a-boo. The general cuteness of red pandas made this an all the more likeable set of photos. I watched her and her partner (again, I'm not sure who was who, total guess) pad around and explore for ages. In the habitat next door another pair or red pandas cruised around non-stop.
After 15minutes I finally walked away, complete with a new favourite animal.