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Shauna brings us today's cub update! #ZAPandas #OnlyZooATL

As Lun Lun and the cubs get more comfortable in the tepee dayroom, you will notice that they will be spending more and more time in there. While the cubs haven't quite found a good napping spot in that dayroom, they have found some fun new toys. The other morning, as Lun was eating, Ya Lun discovered a hanging braided firehose enrichment device. She wasn't quite sure of it. It was fun to attack but it would swing back at her. It seemed to be a surprise to her every time it swung back as she would flinch each time. It was quite cute to watch her try to process what was happening.
Shauna
Keeper II, Mammals
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Mondays can be rough and if that adorable photo of Mija wasn’t enough to make you smile, we’ve got a heartwarming blog post from February 23 you should read. We welcomed a baby African pancake tortoise into our Zoo Atlanta family when it hatched in its habitat. Guests were actually able to witness the entire process. Read more from Trent Niesen’s blog post at zooatlanta.org/keeper-stories-thursday-february-23 (photo: Trent Niesen) #OnlyZooATL
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We bet we can make your Monday with the beautiful bright eyes of baby Mijadala! (Photo by Michele Dave) #OnlyZooATL
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Just like bees?

Naked mole rats are eusocial and have a social system similar to bees, wasps, ants and termites. Colonies consist of 20 to 300 members and are ruled by a queen who breeds with three or four select males. The remaining workers in the colony are relegated to rearing infants and performing colony maintenance. Find out more at https://zooatlanta.org/animal/naked-mole-rat/ #OnlyZooATL


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Heather R. brings us today's cub update! #ZAPandas #OnlyZooATL

This morning we gave Lun Lun, Ya Lun and Xi Lun access to the other dayroom. Lun Lun walked in immediately and spent several minutes sniffing around. Xi Lun was right behind her and investigated the shift door and drinker. Ya Lun was quick to join Xi Lun. After Lun Lun sniffed every log, she sat down to eat. The cubs played and explored every inch of the new space. Ya Lun climbed up to the top of the structure fairly soon after going into the dayroom. She didn't stay long because she wanted to make sure she didn't miss out on what Xi Lun was doing. Overall, Lun Lun and the cubs had a fun and enriching day in their new space.
Heather R.
Senior Keeper, Carnivores
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We're proud to host the annual conference of the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators (IAATE) this week -- today is Zoo Day! Conference attendees are enjoying behind-the-scenes tours, specially planned presentations and training demonstrations and workshops to practice skills such as hands-on raptor beak trimming and installing perches. You can find more information in our Keeper Blog post at zooatlanta.org/keeper-stories-Thursday-feb-16 (photo: Allyson Bush) #OnlyZooATL
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#TBT to this special tiny #panda! Can you guess who?


All the way back to 1997, in Chengdu, China with a 24-day-old Lun Lun.
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Today we say farewell to the gorgeous Tambo the eastern bongo, as he departs Zoo Atlanta for the Jacksonville Zoo! Tambo’s move is recommended by the Bongo Species Survival Plan. We’ll miss him, but we know he’ll be a wonderful new addition to his new herd in Florida!
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In today's episode of #TanukiThursday, Loki gets a new straw bed! (Photo by Danica Wolfe)
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Have you explored some of the new additions to buff.ly/2lqAIgh like our new Research Blog?

Read the latest post from Dr. Joe Mendelson on sun bears and frog's tongues! Visit buff.ly/2lqAIgh and scroll down to news and stories. #OnlyZooATL
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