Here’s your Friday panda cub update from Jennifer A.! #ZAPandas #OnlyZooATL
The building has been extra quiet with two fewer pandas. Even the newest twins have been just quietly making it through their day, eating and sleeping, and eating and sleeping. They are beginning to show a bit more personality and interaction both with Lun Lun and with us. We are continuing to get regular body temperatures for each girl in addition to stimulating them to eliminate urine and feces. During these times when we have to handle the cubs, we are beginning to see quite sassy little personalities. Both cubs are beginning to try to swat the thermometer away when we put it under their little arms. It’s pretty cute now, but it won’t be soon when they get a bit stronger.
Keeper II, Mammals
Although giant pandas spend most of the day eating and sleeping, they love to climb and play. Here a year-old cub explores the treetops in an enclosure at the Wolong center of the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda, where captive-bred pandas are trained to live in the wild. If the animal passes tests to gauge its survival skills and instincts, it will be released into the mountains.By Ami Vitale
Time for your Monday November 14th panda cub update! #ZAPandas #OnlyZooATL
Everything’s been pretty status quo here. The cubs are continuing to gain weight and reach their developmental milestones. Can you believe they are already over 70 days old? Where has the time gone? Lun Lun is an experienced mother and knows when the cubs need to be tended to and when she can have some alone time. She also knows she needs to eat a lot in order to produce enough milk. So when she isn’t with the cub, you can almost bet she is either eating or sleeping nearby.
Keeper II, Mammals
In other Zoo Atlanta News…..LUN LUN OFFICIALLY HAS TWO BABY BEARS STARTING TODAY. When the twins were first born Lun Lun took care of each separately. However, now in this stage of their development ,she able to care for both at the same time!