Tuesday, February 1, 2011

ATLANTApix: Atlanta Pandas

Giant Panda, Zoo Atlanta
Giant Panda, Zoo Atlanta
Atlanta is one of the very few cities in the United States to host the Giant Panda, which is indigenous to China. Zoo Atlanta is home to Lun Lun (female) and Lang Lang (male), both born in 1997, as well as youngsters Mei Lan (female) and Xi Lan (male), born in 2006 and 2008, respectively. And you can see them 363 days a year.

For a more detailed preview of what you'll see when you visit, check out my previous blog about Zoo Atlanta. And if you'd like a video preview of the Zoo's Giant Pandas, check out the Panda Cam. It's online Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone.

The Zoo offers many volunteer opportunities and one very unique way to help Pandas in particular. You can donate bamboo! The Zoo Atlanta pandas consume approximately 220 pounds of bamboo every day. With such veracious appetites, the Zoo is appreciative of the generosity demonstrated by local citizens. Got bamboo?

ATLANTApix of the tourATLANTA blog features a "photo-of-the-day" of Atlanta. Come back tomorrow for a new one!

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