This is such a great example of the Animal-Human Connection.
Can you imagine how excited the zoo employees were when this surprise birth happened? Mama Panda Stuns Caretakers With Rare Twin Birth
Every time an animal gives birth, it serves as a beautiful reminder of the circle of life. Suddenly, a new being has been brought into this world, bringing hope to future generations of the species. And as humans who are also Animal Advocates, this is such a great treat to be able to share in the excitement of new and precious life.
Each new life is special, but the arrival of a baby from an endangered animal is even more joyous. When Lun Lun, a 15-year-old giant panda at Zoo Atlanta, became pregnant, the staff was thrilled. Giant pandas are critically endangered, so these caregivers were eager to welcome the new cub with open arms.
However, they quickly realized that Lun Lun’s offspring would be no ordinary newborn.
When Lun Lun the giant panda gave birth at Zoo Atlanta, her caregivers kept a close watch over the new mom and her tiny cub. However, Lun Lun and the zoo staff were both in for a big surprise…
…the incredible mama panda gave birth to a second baby moments later! This rare and special event made the female cubs, Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the first set of panda twins born in the U.S. since 1987.