Happy 1st Birthday, Mei Lun and Mei Huan!
July 12th, 2014 10:00 AM and July 15th, 2014 11:00 AM

America’s only twin giant pandas turn 1 on July 15, and we’re celebrating all week! Make plans to join us for one or both of our special events commemorating a milestone shared by fans around the world. 
Birthday Week Kickoff Event
Saturday, July 12 
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Watch the girls check out gift boxes at 11 a.m.; 
  • Enjoy mini-cupcakes from Cherry on Top Delights (while supplies last); 
  • Pick up a commemorative birthday button (while supplies last); 
  • Leave birthday messages for the cubs; and 
  • Celebrate with Zhu Zhu the giant panda mascot! 
Happy Birthday! 
Tuesday, July 15
11 a.m. 
Watch the girls check out their handcrafted ice cakes and birthday gifts beginning at 10:45 a.m.! 
Note that since there’s a Lun Lun and Cubs Wild Encounter scheduled for the morning of July 15, Mei Lun and Mei Huan will not be on exhibit until around 10:45 a.m. Be there when they come out to find their birthday surprises! 
The birthday festivities are FREE for Zoo Members and children under 3; FREE with general admission.
Panda Twins’ Birthday Google+ Hangout on Air 
Tuesday, July 15
2:30 p.m. EST 
If you follow the cubs from afar, here’s your chance to be part of the milestone! Join Panda Keepers Jen Webb, Heather Roberts and Shauna Dankberg for firsthand recollections of their favorite moments from Mei Lun’s and Mei Huan’s first year. Tune in via the Hangout event page or watch it LIVE on the PandaCam page.