The doors opened Saturday to the Toronto Zoo's exhibit of giant pandas Da Mao and Er Shun, who arrived from China two months ago.
The cuddly-looking bears sent their first weeks in isolation before their official coming out Thursday in front of guests and dignitaries, including Ford, the National Post reports.
“Today is a proud day for all Canadians,” zoo CEO John Tracogna told the invitees.
The bears were serenaded by a flautist and a children's choir who sang the Chinese and Canadian national anthems.
The pandas took all the hoopla in stride, lounging in their enclosure. Male Da Mao munched on imported bamboo shoots imported, while female Er Shun stayed in an area painted to look like the bears' mountainous habitat in China, the Post said.
Maria Franke, the zoo's curator of mammals, told CTV News the pandas each eat about 20 kilograms of bambooRead More »from Cuddly pandas go on display at the Toronto Zoo this weekend