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Panda Updates – Monday, February 1

Hi everyone! My name is Megan, and I am one of the new primary keepers on the Panda Care Team. I thought I would use my first Panda Update to introduce myself!

I have been at Zoo Atlanta since 2018, when I started as an intern with the Carnivore and Panda Teams. Following my internship, I was fortunate enough to get hired on with our Ambassador Animals Team. I was a primary keeper in our Outback Station area caring for our goats, sheep, alpacas, pigs, and other varying species. I had a blast spending a few years there, but when the opportunity came to apply for a position with the Panda Team, something about the move felt right for me. I’m so glad I went for it! Many parts of routine are very similar to when I was last in this area, so it was nice to pick some things right back up. However, there are also several things that are different and new for me, making it all very exciting!

How have things been going since I started? I have loved seeing some of Yang Yang’s goofy antics again. Lun Lun has been very patient with me as I have been learning. Ya Lun and Xi Lun have grown since I was last with them, and I am continuing to pick up on both of their very distinct personalities. Jackie the red panda has been an absolute delight! Watching him run around has been the highlight of many a morning for me so far. I am incredibly grateful to be here, and I look forward to sharing more things with you all in future updates. Stay tuned!

Megan H.
Keeper I, Mammals

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