Bamboo take-away for the Red Pandas
The Endangered Red Pandas at Paradise Park have a new source of their favourite food, bamboo.
Trevena Cross is a nursery and garden centre in Breage, Cornwall. The hold a broad range of plants, but specialising in sub-tropical plants, palms, tree ferns, and bamboo.
Alison Hales, Director of Paradise Park said ” I’d like to thank Trevena Cross for their support, and particularly nurseryman John for his help in setting this up. As the pandas need five good stems of bamboo every day and cut stems only keep for two days in our fridge-temperature ‘cold room’ at Paradise Park. We will be visiting very often as we give our own bamboo plants a chance to regrow.”
Short video clip of Red Panda ‘Koda’ tucking in and enjoying some of the Trevena Cross bamboo
Trevena Cross has many species of bamboo for sale. Also large plantations of phyllostachys varieties in its car park. Owner Graham Jeffery is happy for these to be ‘thinned out’ to help the Red Pandas.
‘Koda’ enjoying lunch! Nurseryman John and Paradise Park Head Gardener Mike.