Dräger Congratulates Zoo Atlanta – and its Giant Panda Twins – on 100 Days

With less than 2,000 giant pandas living in the wild, and 422 in captivity, the birth of panda cubs are rare, celebrated events across the world. Earlier this year, Zoo Atlanta welcomed two female giant panda cubs, Ya Lun and Xi Lun, named at their 100-day celebration on Monday, Dec. 12. To support the cubs’ post-natal care, Dräger donated two state-of-the-art incubators to house them during the sensitive, high-risk days and weeks following birth.
 
Designed for neonates, Dräger’s incubators can also be used for animals – especially in cases when humidity is crucial for survival. For giant pandas, the days immediately post-birth pose many risks, but Zoo Atlanta utilized Dräger’s incubators to consistently maintain 35°C and 80 percent humidity for the cubs. Today, the twins are healthy and, following an ancient Chinese tradition, the zoo announced their names at the recent 100-day celebration.
 
“The team at Dräger has been following the progress of Ya Lun and Xi Lun, and we’re thrilled they’re thriving,” said Merouane Djerbal, Director of Marketing, Dräger. “When we heard that Zoo Atlanta needed incubators that could reach higher temperatures and offer humidity options to ensure the cubs’ wellness, we knew our products would fit those needs. While the incubators are designed for neonates, they provide the temperature, humidity, oxygen, light and sound levels needed to support positive outcomes for these pandas.” 
 
Dräger’s incubators provide stable, thermo-neutral zone support for premature and low-birth-weight infants. By offering a microenvironment that is the closest to ideal as possible, the incubators support better outcomes – both in the short- and long-term.

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