giant-pandas

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.
Jennifer A.
Keeper II, Mammals

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.
Shauna
Keeper II, Mammals

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Snowy Musings (IMG_1350) by katalin_kerekes

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panda santuary2 by SAFA US
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Panda Sanctuaries are the largest remaining habitats of the giant panda. The sanctuaries are the species’ most important site for captive breeding.