say goodbye to mei lan this weekend.

i’ve already discussed my feelings on mei lan’s impending departure (although i am sure some of you will be glad to know that this will probably cut down on the number of panda related posts!) suffice it to say i am NOT taking it well.

anyway, it’s all official. mei lan is leaving tuesday. she’ll get to fly on a special fedex panda express plane, which will stop in dc to pick up tai shan (aka butterstick) before heading to chengdu.

the zoo made official the plans in a press release this morning.

this weekend will be the last time to see atlanta’s beauty on exhibit, so get out there. there will also be a special going away party and raffle on saturday between 10 am and 3 pm. along with plenty of entertainment, 500 $25 raffle tickets will be sold with the winner getting a chance to see mei lan leave her enclosure for good.

i’ll be there for sure and will probably try to head over on both saturday and sunday – perk of being a zoo member.

the zoo also has a short “best of mei lan” video up.

it made me cry. seriously.

2 Comments so far

  1. BOHO Moe (mmoebes) on January 28th, 2010 @ 8:53 pm

    That’s sad. I mean, not “I’m going to cry” sad, but still. We’re members and will plan to go Saturday, too.

  2. Mike Licht (unregistered) on January 30th, 2010 @ 11:50 am

    Mei Lan will be shipped to China by FedEx. If no one’s home, leave her with the neighbors in Mongolia.


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