Welcome home Panda Mei Lun and Mei Huan

Authors: Go Chengdu

2016-11-06

Three-year-old giant panda twins Mei Lun and Mei Huan left Zoo Atlanta and will return to Chengdu Nov.5, as part of a loan agreement with the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the first surviving pair of giant panda twins ever born in the US, on July 15 2013, have been on their way to Chengdu, China, to a new home at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. The 3-year-old giant pandas left Atlanta in the early-morning hours of November 3, 2016. They are expected to arrive in Chengdu on November 5.
The twins are accompanied by two Zoo Atlanta staff and a considerable amount of panda-particular luggage, including around 375 pounds of bamboo, 8 gallons of water, and 25 pounds of favorite treats, including sugarcane, bananas and giant panda biscuits.

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