Zoo Atlanta pandas enroute to China

Zoo Atlanta pandas enroute to China

ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - Two of the most popular attractions of Zoo Atlanta are headed to China, where they will live at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.

Mei Lun and Mei Huan are the first surviving pair of giant panda twins ever born in America.

Two Zoo Atlanta staffers, 375 pounds of bamboo, eight gallons of water, and 25 pounds of sugarcane, bananas and giant panda biscuits, are along for the flight.

Their parents, Lun Lun and Yang Yang, were born at the Chengdu Research Base, and their older brothers and sister, Mei Lan, Xi Lan and Po, live there now.

Lun Lun's and Yang Yang's youngest offspring, a new set of female twins born September 3, 2013, are expected to make their debut in December 2016 or January 2017.

They can be seen on PandaCam hosted by Animal Planet L!VE...

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