Jack Black Meets Po the Panda Cub at Zoo Atlanta
Posted on February 15, 2011
Po is the name of Zoo Atlanta's new panda cub. Po is the only giant panda cub born in the U.S. in 2010. The name is a tribute to the lead character, Po the panda, in the upcoming DreamWorks Animation film, Kung Fu Panda 2, which arrives in theaters on May 26, 2011. Actor Jack Black, who voices Po in the films, was present for the naming ceremony and go to meet the baby panda.
Raymond B. King, President and CEO of Zoo Atlanta, said, "Today's announcement is the beginning of an amazing alliance between Zoo Atlanta and DreamWorks Animation. Our organizations share a commitment to giant panda conservation, particularly at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. We are proud and honored to share this moment with Jack Black, who has already helped to bring the importance of saving this species to a new generation of onservationists."