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DID YOU KNOW that we fly in fresh bamboo each week for our animals?  Bamboo is a staple in our Red Panda diets.  They are actually pretty picky and will often eat only new growth on the shoots.  To offset some of these costs, some of our wonderful volunteers are working hard to reclaim and restore a weed-ridden bamboo patch in order to promote new growth.  Once this patch is fully recovered, it will be used to transplant one or two more patches to ensure the animals have plenty of nice fresh greens during the growing season.  Other animals receive bamboo as "browse", or plants to chew on, as part of our Animal Enrichment Program.  YOU can help provide food and enrichment items for ZooMontana's animals through our ADOPT program!