Huzzah! The Meihem Twins Turn One Year Old!

Welcome to this special panda birthday season edition of The Panda Chronicles! In honor of Zoo Atlanta’s pride and joy, Mei Lun and Mei Huan turning one year old today, we have an extra ‘toon to celebrate!

Huzzah!

There must be cake!

There must be cake!

I bet the Meihem twins will be out of detention in time to go to Princess Pinky’s pawty in August!

Be the Bear,
Bob T. Panda

16 thoughts on “Huzzah! The Meihem Twins Turn One Year Old!

  1. Ann Feldman

    The Mei Hem twins were sleeping this morning as usual! From the look of their lovely white tushies, cake is the last thing they need. But hey, no dieting on your birthday!

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I love Bert’s exaggerated bite. I was wondering if pandas could unhinge their jaws like snakes can, when there is a particularly big piece of cake.

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        1. Panda in Chief Post author

          well, cake….need I say more? (I think I could unhinge MY jaw for some really good cake.)

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  2. Anna

    The Meihem Twinkies’ birth video still cracks me up! Poor Mama Lun Lun… “Ooops I… wait a minute I have…and there’s… OK…OK… I gooooooot this….maaaaybe…. um a little help here people?!”

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I know! I was amazed as anyone as I watched. Of course then I had to speed dial one of my other panda loving friends and jump around my kitchen shrieking and squeeing. Mama Lun Lun did look totally surprised. “Wait…didn’t I already have one?”
      This has been the most fun I’ve had since I discovered you can eat frosting out of a can.

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  4. Ann Feldman

    I’ve never seen the twinkies birth video. How do I find it? Generally panda birth videos scare me because the babies are so tiny yet so active and noisy.

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Check Zoo Atlanta’s website, and if you can’t find it there, check with the gang at Panda-fandom facebook group. (you are in there, right?) and someone more organized than me will be bound to have the link.

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      1. Panda in Chief Post author

        Thanks for sharing the link to Lun Lun’s big surprise! She looked just as surprised as everyone else. What an amazing team that got her through it all.

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      2. Ann Feldman

        Thanks for the link! I guess they had no idea she had two? That’s what I remember. I still find it amazing that anything that small and altricial can make such a racket and wiggle so much!

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        1. Panda in Chief Post author

          No, they had absolutely no idea there were two little cubbies in there. Lun Lun seemed surprised too. I think they panda team just made sure that they were prepared in the event, even though it had never happened in the US. If you recall, Mei Xiang also had a second cub last year, but only Pinky survived. Wouldn’t it be great if Ya Ya had twins in Memphis? If she doesn’t have a cub this year, there will be no new cubs in the US, and Pinky and the Meihems will continue to have all our attention.

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