A couple of panhandling pandas

June 18, 2009 5:24:13 AM PDT
The pandas are doing some panhandling.

Zoo Atlanta needs a-half million bucks to keep its pair of giant pandas.

The black-and-white creatures have been the biggest draw at the zoo for a decade.

But the zoo's 10-year panda lease is running out.

Zoo officials have started an online fundraising campaign to bring in the last half mil of the $2.5 million needed for a new five-year panda agreement with China.

Store manager Nell Mayer says she's going to contribute right away.

She adds they don't "get any cuter" than Lun Lun and Yang Yang, the panda pair.

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