Thursday, November 18, 2010

Panda Cub born in Atlanta Zoo November 3th

The giant panda cub born to Lun Lun on November 3, 2010, continues to grow and thrive, affording increased visibility for observers as 24-hour monitoring of mother and cub continues. 
Last week, Zoo staff had only fleeting glimpses of the cell phone-sized newborn, with a complete view only available in the instant following the cub’s birth at 5:39 a.m. In subsequent days, keepers, curators and veterinarians had only occasional views of a tail or hind leg.  With the cub’s continued growth, observers and fans watching on PandaCam are now being treated to exciting sightings of the cub’s head, as well as its developing foot pads and claws. Once Lun Lun becomes comfortable with setting her  offspring down, the Veterinary Team plans a preliminary checkup that will confirm the cub’s sex, weight and other vital statistics.

While Lun Lun and the cub are not expected to make their debut to Members and guests until spring 2011, web users can follow the pair on PandaCam presented by EarthCam, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Fans are encouraged to stay abreast of all things panda by following Zoo Atlanta on their website and on Twitter, joining the Zoo Atlanta Facebook community, and registering for biweeklyeUpdate newsletters.

Panda Cam here

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