Zoo attendance doubled after Mei Lan's birth in September, 2006. I was present for the naming ceremony in December, 2006 and when Mei Lan made her public debut in February, 2007.
When she was 9 months old, Hubby and I visited the zoo and spent the day watching Mei Lan, her mother, Lun Lun, and Papa Bear, Yang Yang. I'm not a big fan of most zoos, but as a "panda-lover" I couldn't miss this opportunity.
I will miss visiting Mei Lan (Atlanta Beauty), and I wish her well in her new home at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in Chengdu.
Check out Zoo Atlanta's Panda Cam.