Panda Cub :)
Jan 16th, 2013 by Autumn Sunshine
OMG, I love Pandas and this one is just darling! They are soooo cuddly and cute. Looking at the photos, his eyes show that he is curious and he has a look in them that is almost human 🙂 I’m also happy he is safe, giant pandas are endangered.
Xiao Liwu, the newest surviving giant panda born in captivity in the United States, made his public debut on Thursday at the San Diego Zoo by shunning the media but shining for the public.
During an hour-long, pre-opening introduction to the media and zoo volunteers, the 6-month-old, 16-pound male cub rolled in mud and hay, ignoring visitors, then climbed into a moat at the edge of the enclosure and fell asleep on his face.
Giant pandas are endangered, and experts estimate there are fewer than 1,600 in the wild, all in the mountain forests of central China.
Xiao Liwu (pronounced zhai lee-woo), which means little gift, was born on July 29 to Bai Yun, the zoo’s 21-year-old, 223-pound adult female panda. He is her sixth cub, one of five with mate Gao Gao.
“He’s shy and very loving,” said Kay Ferguson, the zoo’s panda narrator. “He’s inquisitive and he likes to play with balls. He’s very different from Bai Yun’s other five cubs.”