Did you know a giant panda’s diet is almost 99% bamboo?
At the Memphis Zoo, LeLe and YaYa each eat an average of 25-40 pounds of fresh bamboo depending on the season.
The Zoo maintains an 11-acre bamboo farm near Shelby Farms, but we still need many other sources to keep a healthy rotation going.
Do you have bamboo on your property too?
If you or a relative or a friend have bamboo growing on your property, complete the questionnaire below to register as a potential donor.
Our Bamboo Crew will contact you to set up a site visit to determine suitability for the program. If the bamboo and site meet our standards, we will cut some samples to see if YaYa and LeLe like it. If it gets the panda seal of approval, we will arrange to visit your site periodically to harvest bamboo as needed.
We have donors all over the Mid-South, but we can always use more!