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Christine, this one's for you!! :HistericalSmiley:Have a great day! :D


Giant panda born at Zoo Atlanta
11-03-10
Lun Lun delivers the only cub born in the U.S. in 2010

ATLANTA – November 3, 2010 – Lun Lun, a 13-year-old female giant panda at Zoo Atlanta, gave birth to her third cub on November 3, 2010. The cub, born at 5:39 a.m. in a specially-prepared birthing den in the Zoo’s giant panda building, is the only giant panda to be born in the U.S. in 2010.
Lun Lun appears to be providing appropriate care for her cub, which is roughly the size of a cell phone. The Animal Management and Veterinary Teams will continue round-the-clock monitoring of mother and cub, and a preliminary veterinary checkup will be performed as soon as staff is able to remove the cub without disrupting maternal care.
“We are extremely excited about welcoming Lun Lun’s and Yang Yang’s third cub, and proud of the success of Zoo Atlanta’s giant panda program,” said Dwight Lawson, PhD, Deputy Director. “This is a joy we share with the City of Atlanta, our colleagues in China, and our counterparts at our fellow zoological organizations housing giant pandas in the U.S.”
Zoo Atlanta Members and guests can expect to meet the cub in spring 2011. The cub’s father, 13-year-old Yang Yang, and older brother, Xi Lan, remain on exhibit and will not be introduced to their new family member. This separation is normal for giant pandas, which are solitary in the wild.
The newborn is the third offspring for the Zoo’s famous panda pair. Born September 6, 2006, their firstborn, Mei Lan, has lived at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding since February 2010. Born August 30, 2008, the pair’s second cub, 2-year-old male Xi Lan, remains one of the Zoo’s most popular and precocious animal stars. As is the case with Lun Lun’s tiny newest arrival, both Mei Lan and Xi Lan were the only giant pandas born in the U.S. in their respective birth years. All three births have been the products of artificial insemination.
The birth is a significant achievement for global efforts to save a critically endangered species. Fewer than 1,600 giant pandas are estimated to remain in the wild. There are approximately 280 individuals living in zoological institutions, only 11 of which reside in the U.S.
In the months leading up to the cub’s debut, images will be available on monitors at the Zoo’s Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Giant Panda Conservation Center and on PandaCam presented by EarthCam. PandaCam streams daily, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fans are encouraged to stay abreast of all things panda by following Zoo Atlanta on our website and on Twitter, joining the Zoo Atlanta Facebook community, and registering for biweekly eUpdate newsletters.
 

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omg that is soo cool , god bless the baby panda , i cant believe how teeny it is !!!
 

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I absolutely LOVE Pandas!! I stood in line at the San Diego Zoo for an hour to see them one time....:wub:...and I'd do it again.
 

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Soooo adorable. The waiting process has got to be driving the breeding staff nuts ... wanting to get their hands on that precious little baby but knowing there is no way Mama Panda is going to let that happen. Notice how they keep referring to the baby as "the cub"? I bet they have cameras zooming in from all possible angles just hoping to get a hint of what sex that little baby is.
 

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Soooo adorable. The waiting process has got to be driving the breeding staff nuts ... wanting to get their hands on that precious little baby but knowing there is no way Mama Panda is going to let that happen. Notice how they keep referring to the baby as "the cub"? I bet they have cameras zooming in from all possible angles just hoping to get a hint of what sex that little baby is.
Here you go!

...images will be available on monitors at the Zoo’s Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Giant Panda Conservation Center and on PandaCam presented by EarthCam. PandaCam streams daily, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 

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OMG Marsha, I LOVE YOU. Oh how sweet. I love love love Panda's, but just didn't know there name. You are too funny. And thanks so much for sharing, what a precious photo and story. Oh Marsha, thank you!!!!!
 

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:HistericalSmiley::HistericalSmiley: Marsha- you're too much. How funny after the panda post on the challenge thread. You're going to send me goat stories next. LOL. I love pandas. Years ago I was shooting a series of educational videos for kids and got to shoot behind the scenes with the pandas and their trainers at the zoo in DC. We got some great footage and learned a lot. I loved it. Got it back to the edit room and the camera had apparently gone berserk :w00t:and my line for the next few weeks was, "What's black and white and red all over?" Not the usual, "A newspaper." Nope for me it was, "My panda footage." It had red lines streaking all over it. :bysmilie:We found a very expensive color correction facility and made it look good again since the zoo felt they already extended us special privileges. I was mortified.
 

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:HistericalSmiley::HistericalSmiley: Marsha- you're too much. How funny after the panda post on the challenge thread. You're going to send me goat stories next. LOL. I love pandas. Years ago I was shooting a series of educational videos for kids and got to shoot behind the scenes with the pandas and their trainers at the zoo in DC. We got some great footage and learned a lot. I loved it. Got it back to the edit room and the camera had apparently gone berserk :w00t:and my line for the next few weeks was, "What's black and white and red all over?" Not the usual, "A newspaper." Nope for me it was, "My panda footage." It had red lines streaking all over it. :bysmilie:We found a very expensive color correction facility and made it look good again since the zoo felt they already extended us special privileges. I was mortified.
So far only you and Christine made the Panda connection -joke. It was too good to pass up. The
made me do it. Goat stories....hmmm, I'll see if I can find one.
So the footage you shot was almost shot? At least it could be salvaged, and you had the opportunity to rise above the embarrassment.
 

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So far only you and Christine made the Panda connection -joke. It was too good to pass up. The
made me do it. Goat stories....hmmm, I'll see if I can find one.
So the footage you shot was almost shot? At least it could be salvaged, and you had the opportunity to rise above the embarrassment.

LOL, Marsha, honest to anything, guess what I just got this morning,

PANDA!!! :thumbsup: Oh my :HistericalSmiley::HistericalSmiley:And thanks to you, I got it right. Oh it was driving me crazy, cause he soooooooooooooo cute, and I had to see hime 3 different times, and couldn't name the little fella, but this morning I just wrote Panda and vote accepted :chili::chili::chili:

Is that too funny :)
 
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