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It’s A Girl…And A Girl!
ATLANTA – November 1, 2016 – Lun Lun the giant panda is once again the mother of twin girls. The giant panda twins born on September 3, 2016, are both female, as has been confirmed by DNA testing. The tests were done by scientists at the Center for Conservation Genomics at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology … Continue reading "It’s A Girl…And A Girl!"
Tuesday, November 1
Many of the zookeepers here at Zoo Atlanta belong to an association called the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) which is a professional association for animal caretakers. The Georgia Chapter of AAZK offers funding for keepers to take advantage of professional development opportunities. Recently, my coworker, Monica, and I were fortunate to have had … Continue reading "Tuesday, November 1"
Thursday, October 27
Remember Hurricane Matthew from a few a weeks ago? Well (as I’m sure you all are aware) the Georgia coast was hit pretty hard. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island had to evacuate many of their animals. Since Zoo Atlanta partners with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center in helping to rear young diamondback … Continue reading "Thursday, October 27"
Departure Date Set For Giant Pandas
ATLANTA – October 20, 2016 – Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the first surviving pair of giant panda twins ever born in the U.S., will depart Atlanta on November 3, 2016, for the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China. In one of the most important milestones in the life of an American-born … Continue reading "Departure Date Set For Giant Pandas"
Giant pandas are departing
Departure date set for giant pandas Mei Lun and Mei Huan 3-year-old twins will depart Atlanta for China on November 3 Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the first surviving pair of giant panda twins ever born in the U.S., will depart Atlanta on November 3, 2016, for the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding … Continue reading "Giant pandas are departing"
Thursday, October 20
Most people come to zoos to see our diverse animals, but have you ever thought about what goes on behind-the-scenes? For one, you have the keeper staff that directly care for the animals rain or shine, snow or sleet, holiday or not. We are the ones that get the habitats clean and ready for our … Continue reading "Thursday, October 20"
The twins’ big adventure
Mei Lun’s and Mei Huan’s next adventure Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Visit the 3-year-old twins before they embark on an important new milestone Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the first pair of surviving giant panda twins ever born in the U.S., will depart Atlanta later this year on their way to one of the most … Continue reading "The twins’ big adventure"
Panda twins turn 1 month old
The giant panda twins are 1 month old Tuesday, October 18, 2016 The giant panda twins born to Lun Lun on September 3, 2016, are 1 month old today. The duo has already surpassed a month of milestones, with many more to come. Currently known as “Cub A” and “Cub B,” the twins remain on … Continue reading "Panda twins turn 1 month old"
Tuesday, October 18
Today we are celebrating a birthday! Sumatran orangutan Biji is 46 years old and is currently the oldest member of our orangutan population. Biji was born at Yerkes and came to Zoo Atlanta in 1999. Throughout Biji’s history here at Zoo Atlanta she has lived with several different individuals, the latest being Alan who passed … Continue reading "Tuesday, October 18"