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Xi Lan, Zoo Atlanta
(Note panda breath on enclosure glass.)

Zoo Atlanta officials announced today that giant panda Lun Lun, pictured above with cub Mei Lan in 2007, gave birth this morning at 5:39 a.m. in a specially prepared birthing den. Lun Lun was inseminated with sperm from her partner Yang Yang in June after the two failed to mate. The couple’s previous cubs include Mei Lan, born in 2006, and Xi Lan, born in 2008.

Watch Lun Lun care for the newborn on the zoo’s Panda cam.

Mei Lan turns three

Mei Lan takes a breather whilst blowing out her bamboo birthday candles at Zoo Atlanta.

gpYang Yang takes time out from munching ‘boo at Zoo Atlanta. (Note leaf crumb in belly fur.)

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Lun Lun with Xi Lan, Zoo Atlanta

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Xi Lan learns ‘boo munching etiquette from Lun Lun, Zoo Atlanta.

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Lun Lun with cub Xi Lan, Zoo Atlanta