After more than three months, panda Mei Lan has adapted to her hometown Chengdu very well, as evidenced by her weight gain.
Mei Lan was sitting in the corner of the outdoor enclosure at the Chengdu Panda Base. At this time, her keeper Chen Min held out pieces of apples, and called her name, Mei Lan! Mei Lan! Come here for apples. Mei Lan looked at the keeper, stood up, and walked toward the keeper. Chen Min smiled and said. Mei Lan is very gentile. She feels shy when there are many people around. Mr. Huang Xiangming, the director of animal management stated Mei Lan weighed 86 kilograms when she arrived. As a result of her transitioning to a new environment she lost about 3 kilos. However, through the expert care at the base, Mei Lan gradually adapted to her new life in Chengdu. She is eating, sleeping very well, and her weight has reached 88.3 kilograms.
The 3 and half year old panda is the first born cub as a result of the international collaboration between the Chengdu Panda Base and Zoo Atlanta. Her parents, Lun Lun and Yang Yang have lived in Atlanta since November 1999. In 2006 Mei Lan was born.