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2013-07-02 23:01:29

Zoo Atlanta today announced that its 15-year-old giant panda Lun Lun is pregnant, confirming that the artificial insemination (AI) that Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Veterinary Medicine Assistant Professor of Physiology David Kersey, PhD, took part in was successful. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Zoo Atlanta today announced that its 15-year-old giant panda Lun Lun is pregnant, confirming that the artificial insemination (AI) that Western University of Health...

2011-02-15 10:03:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials at Zoo Atlanta and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) have issued a joint announcement that the only giant panda cub born in the U.S. in 2010 has a name: Po. The name is a tribute to the lead character, Po the panda, in the upcoming DreamWorks Animation film, Kung Fu Panda 2, which will be distributed by Paramount Pictures starting on May 26, 2011. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110215/LA48619-a) (Photo:...

2008-09-02 09:15:00

ATLANTA (AP) -- The only panda born at a U.S. zoo so far this year was placed in an incubator on Monday for closer monitoring by zookeepers after visitors flocked to watch mother and child on a live video feed at Zoo Atlanta. Zoo officials said in a release they wanted to more closely watch the tiny, hairless cub -- which is the size of a stick of butter -- based on the behavior of the cub and its mother, Lun Lun, in the zoo's birthing den. The panda cub, the gender of which hasn't yet been...

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2007-01-12 15:15:00

ATLANTA -- The giant panda cub Mei Lan made her media debut Friday, romping about a Zoo Atlanta exhibit area for a crowd of reporters and cameras while her mother chomped bamboo. The 16-pound cub and her mother, Lun Lun, have been in seclusion since the cub's birth on Sept. 6. Panda fans have been keeping up with the duo on the zoo Web site's panda cam and live video feeds at the exhibit. Friday marked the beginning of limited public viewing of the pair, which the zoo expects will bring a...

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2006-12-28 16:00:00

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- If you think kids are picky, try feeding a giant panda. It takes four full-time bamboo hunters at Zoo Atlanta to satisfy the palates of the zoo's panda pair, Lun Lun and Yang Yang. And they are not always successful. The animals' diet consists almost entirely of bamboo, but they will eat only about 20 of the 200 or so species that grow in Georgia. What type they like also varies by the time of year. Sometimes the pandas will eat nothing but one variety for a week, then...

2006-09-07 11:06:00

ATLANTA -- After seven years of trying and hoping, Zoo Atlanta officials announced a rare giant panda birth Wednesday, one of only a few in the United States. Lun Lun, a 9-year-old giant panda, gave birth just before 5 p.m. after 35 hours of labor. It's the first panda cub born at the Atlanta zoo and is just the fifth giant panda born at a U.S. zoo in the last six years. The cub is hairless, weighs about 4 ounces and is the size of stick of butter. The sex will not be known for weeks....

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2005-03-24 06:50:18

ATLANTA (AP) -- A rare possible panda pregnancy was announced by the top official at Zoo Atlanta on Wednesday. "We have some exciting news," zoo president and CEO Dennis Kelly said at a news conference just outside the panda compound. "We are soon to go on panda baby watch," he said. "They have not successfully mated naturally, but we had a textbook case of artificial insemination last night." If a birth occurs, it would be only the third giant panda born in the United States. The baby...


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