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Panda Love at Zoo Atlanta

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February 8, 2012
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Discusses the endangered status of the giant panda and efforts to get captive pandas to breed and reproduce. Focuses on Yang Yang and Lun Lun, male and female pandas at Zoo Atlanta, who were raised together in captivity.


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