Lun Lun is Zoo Atlanta's Mother of the Year 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
Giant panda wins over nine other fan favorites in online vote
The votes are in! Lun Lun the giant panda has been voted the Zoo Atlanta Mother of the Year for 2014. Mei Lun’s and Mei Huan’s world-famous mama bear bested some friendly but fierce competition among 10 animal moms on this year’s ballot.
Voting opened on Monday, May 5, and closed on Friday, May 9. While Lun Lun snagged top honors, Blaze the Sumatran orangutan earned a strong second place, followed by Madu the Sumatran orangutan in third place. The other seven animal favorites were Kiki the African lioness, Andazi the eastern black rhinoceros, Shirley the warthog, Miri the Bornean orangutan and Kuchi, Lulu and Sukari the western lowland gorillas.
Visit all of the Zoo’s amazing animal moms with special Mother’s Day discounts on Sunday, May 11. Moms enjoy free admission with purchase of any regularly-priced child’s or adult’s general admission ticket. Special Mother’s Day-themed enrichment is planned for animal mothers throughout the Zoo; visit the Mother's Day page for a full listing of enrichment activity times and locations.