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Dennis Kelly, president and CEO of Zoo Atlanta, speaks about the giant panda cub Mei Lan before her debut to the media. Zoo Atlanta will announce Mei Lan?s formal debut to the public once she begins venturing out into her habitat for regular periods of time. This could occur within the next couple of weeks. Mei Lan, born on Sept. 6, 2006, is "developing as she should be," said vice-president of animal programs and science Dr. Dwight Lawson.