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Mei Lan, National Zoo, Washington, D.C.

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.

Mei Lan, San Diego Zoo


Yang Yang watches Mei Lan at Zoo Atlanta. Mei Lan was separated from her mother at 18 months and will never be in the same enclosure as her father.