Zoo treats animals to festival dumplings

Residents at the Shanghai Wild Animal Park in the Pudong New Area have enjoyed zongzi treats.

Residents at the Shanghai Wild Animal Park in the Pudong New Area were given zongzi (glutinous rice dumpling) treats to mark the Dragon Boat Festival which falls on Friday.

Zongzi is made with fillings such as fruit and mud fish flavored with different meat.

More treats will be handed out to the animals on Friday.

Eating zongzi is a tradition of the festival in China. 

Zoo treats animals to festival dumplings
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A red panda is given a zongzi. 

Zoo treats animals to festival dumplings
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Two giant pandas eat zongzi. 

Zoo treats animals to festival dumplings
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A monkey removes zongzi leaves. 

Zoo treats animals to festival dumplings
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Two raccoons enjoy zongzi

Zoo treats animals to festival dumplings
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A parrot is given a zongzi

Zoo treats animals to festival dumplings
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A group of ring-tailed lemurs show interest in zongzi

Zoo treats animals to festival dumplings
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Two monkeys inspect zongzi

Zoo treats animals to festival dumplings

A rhinoceros carries away zongzi. 

Zoo treats animals to festival dumplings
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A monkey unwraps zongzi leaves.

Zoo treats animals to festival dumplings
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A monkey eats a zongzi. 

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