GARDENERS at Glyndebourne Opera House have hand-delivered a huge donation of bamboo to Drusillas zoo park at Alfriston.

Keeping the pandas satisfied with enough roots and shoots is an ongoing battle for zoo Keepers.

Mother and daughter Mulan and Anmar have an enormous appetite for bamboo, with each of them individually consuming up to two kilogrammes each day.

Head Keeper Mark Kenward said: “We are so grateful to Glyndebourne Opera House for its large and very generous donation.

“Our own plantation struggles to keep up with our red pandas’ enormous appetite, so deliveries like this help us so much.”

“The pandas are delighted with the bamboo!

“They aren’t saving it for a Christmas feast though.

“The greedy pair has already started munching their way through it.