Po the Giant Panda Turns 2
Monday, November 5, 2012

Keepers present the final panda ice cake of the year     

Po the panda cub turned 2 on Saturday, November 3, with a festive finale for giant panda birthday season at Zoo Atlanta. Not to be outdone by the elaborate birthday extravaganzas presented to other members of his family earlier this fall, Po’s human caregivers started weeks in advance on planning an ice cake fit for a celebrity toddler.

Po still lives with his mother, Lun Lun, although he is light-years removed from the furless, featherweight newborn who entered the world with a lusty squeal in the wee hours of November 3, 2010. He now weighs over 100 pounds and dines primarily on bamboo.

Bamboo was one of the treats included in Po’s birthday surprises, along with enriching scents and snacks for the youngster to enjoy – or destroy! Visit the birthday boy and his mom today in the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Giant Panda Conservation Center. Looking for an unforgettable gift? Give the panda fans in your life a behind-the-scenes Giant Panda Wild Encounter this holiday season.