As an antidote to the foul English weather, here's some photos taken by my daughter in China recently. It's in a reserve which is being protected for Pandas, who seem to be doing nicely there.
Rather a contrast to the bleak concrete of London Zoo when ChiChi was there.
My daughter reports that the bears strip off the bamboo leaves and eat them first, followed by the shoots. The phrase should therefore be 'Eats Leaves and Shoots' but that rather scrambles the meaning.
It relaxing to watch a Panda contentedly tucking in to a pile of bamboo - Zen-like.