Twin giant panda cubs in Atlanta are named

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

ATLANTA (AP) -- The twin giant panda cubs born in July at Zoo Atlanta now have names.

Zoo officials said Wednesday the pandas will be called Mei Lun and Mei Huan, which originates from a Chinese idiom that means "something indescribably beautiful and magnificent."

The cubs were born to 15-year-old Lun Lun, who was artificially inseminated in March. They are the fourth and fifth cubs born at the zoo to Lun Lun and her partner Yang Yang.

The names were selected by staff at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China.

(Copyright 2013. The Associated Press.)


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