Adorable baby panda cub gives a cheeky wave during weigh-in

Six weeks ago he was welcomed into the world with his twin at Atlanta Zoo, now the adorable male cub has grown up a lot, has a healthy coat of black and white fur, and isn't afraid of being friendly.


by Abi Hooper |
Published on

The panda cub was being weighed at Atlanta Zoo when he even decided to give a cheeky wave to his adoring public.

His mummy, Giant panda 'Lun Lun' gave birth on July 15th, and surprised zookeepers by producing twins.

He and his brother were the first panda twins to be born in America since 1987.

Giant panda 'Lun Lun' gave birth to twins on July 15 an both of the male cubs are doing well.
Giant panda 'Lun Lun' gave birth to twins on July 15 an both of the male cubs are doing well.

Speaking after the cubs were born, Raymond B. King, Zoo Atlanta's president and CEO, said: ‘This is a success we share with all of our fellow zoological organizations working to understand and protect this iconic species, and we share our joy with our local community and with our colleagues in China.

'Twins are an entirely new scenario for Lun Lun, Zoo Atlanta and our animal care teams, who will no doubt be extremely busy over the next few months.'

Curator of Mammals Rebecca Snyder prepares the little cub for his weigh-in

Today they have since piled on the pounds, according to the latest weigh-in, on a diet of rich mother's milk, and both look a picture of good health.

Curator of Mammals Rebecca Snyder was lucky enough to hold the newly-born giant panda twins as part of her job…. Jealous!

The adorable baby pandas have another month of privacy before they are revealed to the public, but visitors will undoubtedly flock to see the unusual creatures.

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us