Zoo Atlanta giant panda twins Ya Lun and Xi Lun turned 6 on September 3, 2022. On Saturday, September 10, the Panda Care Team observed the birthday in a joint enrichment celebration also honoring the twins’ father, Yang Yang, who turned 25 on September 9. For the twins, special enrichment included ice “cakes” shaped as the numeral six and containing frozen produce; birthday bags filled with leafeater biscuits; and a birthday banner. Yang Yang enjoyed similar birthday surprises next door in an adjacent dayroom habitat in The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Giant Panda Conservation Center.
In just one year of life, Zoo Madrid’s baby pandas have grown from just 200 grams to 30kg! They’re already eating their first bamboo leaves and never stop playing with each other, testing the patience of their mother Hua Zui Ba.
Here we are ! The little black and white furballs (not so little!) celebrate their 1st birthday on August 2nd. The twins are in perfect health! When they are not resting, Huanlili and Yuandudu spend their time playing, climbing and heckling… Touching and funny scenes to the delight of visitors.
The video shared by the zoo with us recaps the evolution of the twins over the last 12 months.
On the occasion of this 1st anniversary, a real "bamboo party" is organized at the ZooParc de Beauval!
From 9:00 a.m., the trainers will place an ice cream cake in the outdoor enclosure of Huanlili and Yuandudu. The twins love these icy treats that the keepers give them in case of high heat. Click here to learn more about Huanlili and Yuandudu’s forthcoming party:
New year, new Xiao Qi Ji! In January 2021, Smithsonian National Zoo's giant panda cub was a little wary during his first encounter with snow. This morning, the 16-month-old plowed face-first into the fresh powder, rolled around and relished the year's first SnowDay. His belly-sliding skills are 10/10!
The Mayor of Madrid and the Chinese Embassy are made proud godparents to the Madrid Zoo & Aquarium’s Panda twins
The Internet has voted and the most popular names are You You and Jiu Jiu. The names signify “friendship” with Spain and the wish for long life for the pandas.
Madrid, December 17, 2021. The giant panda twins born on September 6 at the Madrid Zoo & Aquarium have received their official names today, their 100th birthday, when, according to tradition, they are considered strong enough.
The moment has finally arrived: The two tiny panda cubs are visible to the public for the first time at ZooParc de Beauval! They are doing wonderfully and recently took their first steps! These first steps are sometimes uncertain, and result in a few "tumbles" for the adoring visitors.
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Zoo Aquarium de Madrid’s Giant Panda Twins are 3 months old today! Enjoy this short video of the twins snuggling with mom and generally being cute.
Many of you are (im)patiently awaiting the date when you can finally see Zoo de Beauval’s little panda twins, just over 100 days old, in person. Well TADAAA, here it is: Huanlili and Yuandudu will be visible in their indoor enclosure from the pandas gallery starting SATURDAY December 11, 2021!!! You have followed their birth, their first days and their first adventures… come and discover them “for real” in a few days!
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For The Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s giant panda cub Xiao Qi Ji, it's been a wild year filled with sweet snuggles, playful pounces and adorable adventures. Shop Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s "Best of Xiao Qi Ji" collection and share the gift of pure panda joy. SHOP + SAVE ANIMALS: https://s.si.edu/30eOz00.
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Zoo Beauval’s Panda cubs are just over 3 months old now. We never tire of seeing Huan Huan, the female panda taking care of her babies with such dedication!
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