Wednesday, November 3, 2010

U.S. Born Panda Spreads Happiness at Zoo Atlanta

 Photo by Atlanta Zoo
 
Lun Lun, a 13-year-old female giant panda at Zoo Atlanta, has given birth to her third cub spreading a wave of happiness all over the city.

The panda is a symbol of peace, happiness and personal growth in China. In Feng Shui, Pandas encourage a kind of Darling- Happiness chi. There is an ancient Chinese saying, 'Blow the Panda a kiss every day and you will have a day of happiness and Good Luck!'
 
A wild panda normally lives for about 20 years, while a panda that has been bred generally lives for about 30 years.

The birth is a significant achievement for global efforts to save a critically endangered species, zoo officials said. Fewer than 1,600 giant pandas are estimated to remain in the wild. There are approximately 280 individuals living in zoological institutions, only 11 of which reside in the U.S.

It's a boy!!!

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