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Listen to the article and decide if the statements are TRUE or FALSE.

1) This is the first time giant panda twins were born in an American zoo. T/F
2) Both panda parents were born in the wild. T/F
3) Zoo Atlanta is working with an Asian organization in caring for the panda twins. T/F
4) Lun Lun did not become pregnant naturally. T/F
5) The twins would probably not survive if they had been born in the wild. T/F
6) The cubs have three older brothers, on exhibit at present. T/F

Answers: 1) F, 2) F, 3) T, 4) T, 5) T, 6) F

A giant panda at Zoo Atlanta gave birth to the first twins born to the species in an American zoo since 1987. Zookeepers who had been anticipating only one cub based on a recent ultrasound were surprised by the first-ever twin panda births at Zoo Atlanta and the first giant pandas to be born in the United States in 2013. Zoo officials are working with animal care workers from the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, where 15-year-old Lun Lun and her partner, Yang Yang, also 15-year-old, were born. Zoo officials were in a celebratory mood. ‘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,’ said Raymond B. King, Zoo Atlanta’s president and CEO. Lun Lun had been artificially inseminated in March and has been under 24-hour observation by a camera providing a live video feed from her den. Zookeepers said Lun Lun is caring for one of the cubs while animal management and veterinary teams from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Giant Panda Center care for the other in a nursery center. Officials said they will likely rotate the cubs between the nursery and Lun Lun’s care to ensure they each get enough maternal nurturing without overexerting the 15-year-old giant panda. Giant pandas typically only care for one cub when twins are born in the wild – which usually leads to only one of the twins surviving. Giant panda twins have survived in zoos by officials rotating the cubs with the mother during their first few months of life. Giant pandas have a high mortality rate in the first few months after birth, and the risk is greater when twins are born. Visitors to Zoo Atlanta will likely be able to visit the cubs later this year. Yang Yang and the cubs’ older brothers – Xi Lan, 4, and Po, 2 – remain on exhibit and will not be housed with Lun Lun or the cubs. The separation is normal and occurs naturally in the wild where less than 1,600 giant pandas are believed to be living today. Zoo Atlanta was awarded the International Conservation Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in 2012 for its work to preserve the species.


giant – óriás(i)
to give birth – szülni
species – faj
to anticipate – várni, számítani valamire
cub – állatkölyök, bocs
breeding – tenyésztés
celebratory – ünnepi
mood – hangulat
success – siker
fellow – társ
to protect – (meg)védeni
iconic –  ikonikus
local community – helyi közösség
to artificially inseminate – mesterségesen megtermékenyíteni
observation – megfigyelés
video feed – videó felvétel
den – odú, barlang
veterinary – állatorvosi
to ensure – biztosítani
maternal nurturing – anyai nevelés/gondozás/szoptatás
to overexert – túlterhelni
to lead to – vezetni valahova
to survive – túlélni
mortality rate – halálozási arány
risk – kockázat
likely – valószínű
to remain – maradni
exhibit – kiállítás
separation – külön-/elválasztás
to occur – előfordulni
to be awarded – jutalmazva lenni
to preserve – (meg)őrizni, védeni


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