Zoo Atlanta's giant panda twins turn one

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Giant panda twins Mei Lun (top) and Mei Huan rest in their enclosure at Zoo Atlanta, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Born at 6:21 p.m. and 6:23 p.m. on the evening of July 15, 2013, Mei Lun and Mei Huan were the first giant pandas born in the U.S. in 2013 and are the only pair of surviving giant panda twins ever born in the U.S. The cubs are the fourth and fifth offspring of Lun Lun and Yang Yang; their older brothers, Mei Lan and Xi Lan, and older sister, Po, now reside at China's Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.

ATLANTA - America’s only twin giant pandas are turning one this week.

Mei Lun and Mei Huan celebrate their special day on Tuesday at Zoo Atlanta.

The pandas are marking the milestone with two special events on Saturday and on Tuesday.

On Saturday, the twins and their mothers will open gift boxes from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

On their actual birthday, the twins will enjoy handcrafted ice cakes filled with bamboo, fruit and other frozen panda goodies. That event starts at 10:45 a.m.

Born at 6:21 p.m. and 6:23 p.m. on the evening of July 15, 2013, Mei Lun and Mei Huan were the first giant pandas born in the U.S. in 2013 and are the only pair of surviving giant panda twins ever born in the U.S. The cubs are the fourth and fifth offspring of Lun Lun and Yang Yang; their older brothers, Mei Lan and Xi Lan, and older sister, Po, now reside at China’s Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding,” said Zoo Atlanta.

You can watch the birthday fun here on the Panda Cam.


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