Yang Yang (Atlanta giant panda)

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Zoo Atlanta's Yang Yang in December 2006

Yang Yang (Chinese: 洋洋, meaning: "little sea") (b. 9 September 1997) is a male giant panda currently residing at Zoo Atlanta. He is the mate to Lun Lun and the father to Mei Lan, Xi Lan, Po, and twins Mei Lun and Mei Huan.[1]

Yang Yang was born at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and has been on loan to Zoo Atlanta since November 1999.[2] He was originally named Jiu Jiu, until his "adoption" by three Norwegian organizations.[1] Because giant pandas are solitary and males do not play any part in cub-rearing, Yang Yang is kept separate from Lun Lun and their offspring.

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  1. ^ a b "Meet the Pandas". zooatlanta.org. Zoo Atlanta. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Zoo Atlanta Panda Family". pandasliveon.com.