e-mail

share

Meet the Pandas

Lun Lun

(pronounced loon loon) Date of birth: August 25, 1997
Sex: female Weight: 105-115kg (231-254 lbs)

Lun Lun's birth name given to her by keepers in Chengdu was Hua Hua. Lun Lun was renamed by a Taiwanese rock star, Su Huilun, who "adopted" her at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.

Lun Lun is an avid climber and enjoys sleeping on climbing structures Lun Lun was separated from her mother at 4 ½ months of age. She has lived with Yang Yang since she was 1 year old.

Lun Lun is considered to be a strikingly beautiful panda because her cheeks are very round and fluffy. The Chinese consider round faces to be very beautiful.

Favorite scents: Cinnamon and Mint


Yang Yang
 

(pronounced yahng yahng)   Date of birth: September 9, 1997
Sex: male   Weight: 120-140kg (265-309 lbs)

Yang Yang's birth name was Jiu Jiu. He was renamed by three organizations in the Netherlands that "adopted" him at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Yang Yang's name means "little sea."

Yang Yang is playful and easygoing.

Yang Yang remained with his mother for 13 months as part of a behavioral study conducted by Zoo Atlanta in collaboration with Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.

Favorite scents: Tabasco and Lavender


Mei Lan

(pronounced may-lahn)   Date of birth: September 6, 2006
Sex: male    

Lun Lun and Yang Yang's first offspring. This panda cub birth at Zoo Atlanta was the fifth birth in a U.S. zoo in six years.

"Atlanta's Beauty" returned to China February 2010. He has settled into his new home, and even became the Earth Hour Ambassador. Read more>


Xi Lan

(pronounced shee-lahn)   Date of birth: August 30, 2008
Sex: male    

Lun Lun and Yang Yang's second offspring. Weaned from mom March 1, 2010. Name means "Atlanta's Joy."

 


Po

(pronounced poe)   Date of birth: November 3, 2010
Sex: Female    

Actor Jack Black, who voiced the iconic character of Po the panda in Kung Fu Panda, was present for the naming of the newborn panda cub. Name can mean "precious" or "treasure."

 


Mei Lun

(pronounced may loon)   Date of birth: July 15, 2013 at 6:21 p.m.
Sex: Female    

Lun Lun the giant panda gave birth to twins on July 15, 2013. The cubs are the first giant pandas born in the U.S. in 2013 and are the first twins born in the U.S. since 1987. 

 

Mei Huan

(pronounced may hwaan)   Date of birth: July 15, 2013 at 6:23 p.m.
Sex: Female    

Lun Lun the giant panda gave birth to twins on July 15, 2013. The cubs are the first giant pandas born in the U.S. in 2013 and are the first twins born in the U.S. since 1987.