THIS JUST IN: Panda Naming Action In Hot ‘Lanta!

Zoo Atlanta’s twin baby pandas were named today. Say hi to Mei Lun and Mei Huan! (Er..which is which?) Turn up the audio for PandaSqweeks™!


From Cuteporter Kimberly P.



  1. fleurdamour says:

    It must be Christmas, ’cause that is Panda Claus!

  2. So wonderful! That had me crying tears of pure joy.

  3. Nearly asploded at the nekkid double ‘tocks.

  4. 260Oakley says:

    I would wait in line at the mall to sit on Panda Claus’ lap, only he seems a little too round to have one. I bet he gives out sticks of bamboo instead of candy canes.

  5. I would like to have witnessed the FLOOF asplosion that happened between days 25 and 36. Was it just FOOF! And now we’re FLUFFY?!?

  6. I am officially a Cuteporter! Proudest day of my life! *sniff*

    I have been in Georgia since ’93 and have never been to the zoo. Zoos make me vaguely sad (caged critters that should be running free and all that) but I really need to see these twins with my own 2 eyes. Once they make their public debut I am so there!

  7. lisaLASSIE says:

    I lived in Atlanta for many years and visited the panda cubs there. You will get within a few feet of pandas on the other side of a glass wall and become delirious with cute-inspired joy. Go!!!

  8. jenny yang says:

    Ohh they are just adorable!!! Those were beautiful names, too. When you link their names together, Mei Lun Mei Huan is an elegant proverb in Chinese meaning ‘enchantingly beautiful’. I wish we had a proverb for ‘insanely cute’ too! 🙂

  9. Dog Lover says:

    Simply amaaaaazing!!! I am in awe.

  10. Thanks, jenny. That’s nice to know (about the proverb). I wonder if whoever picked the names knew that . . . .