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Thursday, September 07, 2006

And he shall be called ... Margarine


Zoo Atlanta’s Giant Pandas, Lun Lun and Yang Yang Successfully Reproduce

ATLANTA – Sept. 6, 2006 - Zoo Atlanta animal management staff confirmed today that 9-year-old female giant panda Lun Lun (Loon Loon), and 8-year-old male giant panda Yang Yang (Yahng Yahng) successfully produced a cub. Delivery took place at 4:51 p.m. in a specially constructed birthing den in the Giant Panda Building at Zoo Atlanta.

This panda cub birth at Zoo Atlanta is the fifth birth in a U.S. zoo within the last six years. Only an estimated 1,600 to 3,000 giant pandas remain in the wild today, with 185 additional living in captivity. ...

[The article states that "The cub is hairless, weighs about 4 ounces and is the size of stick of butter."]

For daily updates on both Lun Lun’s and the cub’s progress, please visit our Web site at Zoo Atlanta will post daily updates by 5 p.m. daily.

Other events sharing lil Marg's birth date: (from wikipedia)

1995 - Cal Ripken Jr. breaks Lou Gehrig 's record of 2,130 consecutive Major League Baseball games played at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.

1970 - Jimi Hendrix plays what turns out to be his last ever performance, at the badly controlled and rained out Love and Peace Festival, on the Isle Of Fehmarn, Germany

1996 - Tupac Shakur is shot in Las Vegas, Nevada after attending a Mike Tyson boxing match.

In good old Chinese tradition, Margarine will officially be named on his 100-day birthday. It has been rumored that names currently in contention include:

1. Parkay
2. Oleo
3. Crisco
4. I Can't Believe It's Not Tai Shan


At 1:22 PM, Hugh Bris said...


Now why would you do that to the poor critter.

Who 'bout Jujube aka Chinese Date

Yes, Jujube, much better. Don't you think?


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