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Here’s yesterday’s panda update from Heather R.! #ZAPandas #OnlyZooATL

Lun Lun is spending more time away from the cubs now that they are older. She is regularly napping or eating for an hour or more at a time in the adjacent dens or just outside of the nest box. This behavior is a normal progression for Lun Lun as the cubs grow. The cubs are able to stay warm without Lun Lun now that they have a full coat of fur. Lun Lun is never too far away and can always hear the cubs if they vocalize. Just like human babies, if the cubs are hungry or need something, they will cry and Lun Lun is very responsive. Lun Lun is an excellent and highly experienced mother and knows exactly what her cubs need and when they need her. She also knows she needs to eat and rest as much as she can so that she has enough milk and strength to care for both cubs. The cubs are calm and quiet while she is away and spend their time sleeping or doing what I call their “exercises” - stretching, wiggling, rolling over, and using their rear legs to scratch themselves. These movements help their muscles to strengthen so that they will eventually be able to scoot, crawl, and then walk.
Heather R.
Keeper III, Mammals

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Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.