27 November 2013
Off Topic -- Panda Cubs on PandaCam
Those of you who know me know I love pandas. And I specifically love the pandas at ZooAtlanta. I was a docent about a decade ago and can still tell Lun Lun and Yang Yang apart. Yes, I am one of those crazy people who looks at Mei Lan (already in China) or Xi Lan or Po and makes comments about which parent they resemble in which way, while the rest of the world just sees another black and white bear. The latest iterations -- Mei Lun and Mei Huan -- are entering the dangerously cute cub stage. Just viewing them on PandaCam can cause metabolic anomalies requiring insulin injections to offset the sweetness. They are also finally venturing into the exhibit dayrooms. Xi Lan and Po will soon relocate to China to join the breeding program at Chengdu. If you are in Atlanta this weekend, you have the rare opportunity to see up to six pandas of various ages all in one place.