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    • colinw
    • By colinw 22nd Jul 13, 9:09 PM
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    It's a Panda!
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    • 22nd Jul 13, 9:09 PM
    It's a Panda! 22nd Jul 13 at 9:09 PM
    Awwwwwwwwwww twin panda boys born in Atlanta Zoo six days ago....Congratulations to Lu Lu



    Just an update on the Atlanta panda twins....

    This thread was started jut over two years ago when the twin pandas Mei Lun and Mei Huan were born in Atlanta Zoo. They are the only surviving twin pandas still surviving born in a US Zoo. Well they celebrated their 2nd birthday back in July and they are still together in the same enclosure and will be until they reach sexual maturity at about age 4.

    Last edited by colinw; 05-10-2015 at 1:04 PM.
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    • hunters
    • By hunters 8th Jan 18, 10:11 AM
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    Yikes, my Aldi Kevin the Carrot just had a heart attack!
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 8th Jan 18, 10:56 AM
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    Yikes, my Aldi Kevin the Carrot just had a heart attack!
    Originally posted by hunters
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Jan 18, 1:00 PM
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    Yikes, my Aldi Kevin the Carrot just had a heart attack!
    Originally posted by hunters
    I had to google Kevin the Carrot!


    Heart attack? I expect he saw what he's being sold for on eBay!
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Jan 18, 1:02 PM
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    His chomping sounds like a horse clip-clopping!
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 18th Feb 18, 3:37 PM
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    It looks like the two new pandas are settling in nicely at their new home in Finland

    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 18th Feb 18, 6:27 PM
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    It looks like the two new pandas are settling in nicely at their new home in Finland

    Originally posted by colinw
    They'll love all that snow!
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    • Kered
    • By Kered 19th Feb 18, 8:40 AM
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    When I see all the outdoor space the pandas have in Finland it really makes me feel sorry for the pandas in Edinburgh

    No wonder they don't breed
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 21st Feb 18, 8:46 PM
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 21st Feb 18, 8:54 PM
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    When I see all the outdoor space the pandas have in Finland it really makes me feel sorry for the pandas in Edinburgh

    No wonder they don't breed
    Originally posted by Kered
    I agree of all the places I have seen pandas Edinburgh is easily the poorest
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 22nd Feb 18, 8:31 AM
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    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 22nd Feb 18, 11:23 AM
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    Lovely picture here of the Atlanta twin girls, Ya Lun and Xi Lun.



    These 2 are fast approaching 18 months old now, and the zoo has started the weaning process, whereby they will gradually be separated from their Mum, Lun Lun.

    This is a natural process that would happen in the wild anyway.

    Over the past month or so, we have seen Lun Lun choose to spend much less time with the cubs than she previously did. Conversely, both cubs have also been spending much of their time away from Lun Lun. This is a good sign to us that the cubs are ready for the next step in their development. As mentioned in Monday's update, we have begun the process of weaning Ya Lun and Xi Lun from Lun Lun. Weaning is a natural process that normally occurs with giant pandas between 17 and 20 months of age. Up until now, everything with the process is progressing smoothly, and everyone is behaving exactly as we have expected. Lun Lun has gotten to spend the last few days in Habitat 2, an area she hasn't seen since before the cubs were born! She has been pretty happy out there by herself as long as she has yummy bamboo. To simulate what would happen in the wild, we are housing the twins in Dayroom 2, which is the furthest spot from Habitat 2. This ensures that the twins and Lun Lun can't see/hear each other while apart to minimize any potential stress of the weaning process. In the wild, Mom would simply wander off and would thus also be out of sight/hearing from her offspring, so this normal.

    While on their own, the twins have done very well hanging out eating, playing, and sleeping. We're also increasing the time we spend in training activities with them to continue to build our relationships. As we mentioned on Monday, the system we use is very gradual so is not an abrupt transition for Ya Lun and Xi Lun or Lun Lun. This first week Lun and the twins will be spending about six hours apart during the day. So far, once reunited in the afternoons, the girls have really only been interested in Mom when they want to nurse, but otherwise the reunions have been rather uneventful ... which is exactly what we hope for and expect to see! The first day, Ya Lun didn't even wake up from her nap!
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 13th Mar 18, 8:50 AM
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    I read that they are not going to try to breed Tian at Edinburgh this year but have planned some work on the enclosure instead.

    I can only hope that they at least double the size of both inside and outside areas.
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 13th Mar 18, 9:14 AM
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    I read that they are not going to try to breed Tian at Edinburgh this year but have planned some work on the enclosure instead.

    I can only hope that they at least double the size of both inside and outside areas.
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    About bloody time! having seen panda around the World that is the least interesting enclosure I have seen them kept in
    • colinw
    • By colinw 16th Mar 18, 2:14 PM
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    Happy National Panda Day!
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 16th Mar 18, 2:15 PM
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    Happy National Panda Day!
    Originally posted by colinw
    I expect you're like a panda in clover!



    (Or is it like a pig in bamboo? )
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 16th Mar 18, 2:22 PM
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    I expect you're like a panda in clover!



    (Or is it like a pig in bamboo? )
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I only just found out
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 16th Mar 18, 2:29 PM
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    I only just found out
    Originally posted by colinw
    From the Alphabetty? Alfie knew!
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 16th Mar 18, 2:51 PM
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    From the Alphabetty? Alfie knew!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    That will teach me to read what wise Alfie says
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 16th Mar 18, 8:00 PM
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    That will teach me to read what wise Alfie says
    Originally posted by colinw
    The Alphabetty is the original information mine!
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 16th Mar 18, 8:06 PM
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    It's a Polar Bear
    Scottish polar bear gives birth

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