Baby panda born at Atlanta Zoo

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Want to help Name that panda?

    I haven't yet seen pictures of the new panda, but here is mom (Lun Lun):

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    I've alerted SilentPanda who may or may not be related to the new panda.
     
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    I heard about this on CRI (China Radio International) and it left me a bit confused. How come they don't know for sure if there will be a twin?
     
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    My guess is that twins aren't always born together, so they are waiting to see if another is yet to be born. (Pandas have multiple births half the time.)

    It's nice that they didn't have to help with the delivery and could let Lun Lun deliver on her own, and on her own schedule.

    No word on what dad Yang Yang has to say about all this.
     
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    Right, but don't they have the means to tell if there are two, they know for people?
     
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    when it is twins, it's not so nice. The mother only takes care of the one she thinks is healthier, and leaves the other to die. "One's the heir, one's the spare." :eek:
     
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    It's really beautiful. It's one of the most beautiful babies I've ever seen. It's one of the sweetest babies I've ever met in my life.

    :p
     
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    Are you a close relative of Lun Lun's or a distant relative?
     
  8. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I voted for "Fantana" after Brian Fantana.

    If it has to be a repeated short name then "Ron-Ron."

    If it's twins then I'd name the right one "James Westfall" and the left "Dr. Kenneth Noisewater."
     
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    Feel free to try to get between a newborn and it's momma "bear." I know I wouldn't. ;)
     
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    But there's a sad panda cub story here...

    Mummy panda rolled over with exhaustion after 56 hours of caring for cubs awake and crushed on of them :(
     
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    That's a shame. Yes, animals mourn too. In this case, you might call it postpanda depression. And my joke is a shame too.
     
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    I can't disclose that information. The less you know when the Pandalution happens the better.

    BTW I was quoting the people who saw Suri pre-pictures in case nobody got it... bad joke... bad color to hide a bad joke since I'm a lazy person that uses White.
     
  13. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    Warning: Digression to border line pandering. Proceed with coercion. :p
     
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    That was Japanese. ;)

    I want a paternity test. You could be up for some high level financial support payments.......deadbeat dad! *shakes head*
     
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    . :p
     

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