Hello World

Xiao Liwu from the San Diego Zoo has just made his public debut! (Ooo, triple rhyme.) You can view him live, too!

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First video from SD Zoo, second video from DoxieMom19. Photos from the zoo’s Flickr page.

Comments

  1. That is a brave little panda. I wouldn’t climb that high off the ground (relative to my own body height), on relatively smooth branches very much smaller than I am wide, if I didn’t have opposable thumbs.

  2. Ermagahd, he is precious! His face/eyes look like he’s thinking “HOLY SMOKES!!!”

  3. Squeeeee!!! So…so…..so…..bouncy!

  4. Clearly his mom didn’t choose the name- she seems to find him more of a little pest than a little gift!

  5. Pandas sort of do have thumbs. Both giant and red pandas have a “thumb” (really an extension of one of the bones in the wrist) and five fingers.

    Still a brave little panda!

  6. I must dedicate my life to making Panda Bears that stay cubs forever. I will use science and maybe some construction paper and those smelly markers. Maybe my mom could bring a snack. Then, the world will be a happy place and we could have cookies and juice all the time and there would be Panda cubs everywhere and we could take a nap.

  7. I can totally relate to this child’s mother; the post-partum tummy rolls, the purely selfish desire not to have to share your choc treats with your offspring….

  8. jnyjny, I’m certain that you need an assistant and – purely as a selfless gesture in the name of all humanity – I’m prepared to volunteer my time. I’ll even provide the smelly markers!

    When the momma swats the bebbeh away at :30 and when bebbeh fall down and go boom at :45… what more could I possibly need to make me smile?

  9. If mama needs a break I’m avalable as a panda sitter free of charge 24X7!
    Just call 1-800-auntie-gigi and I’ll rush right over!

  10. Dagnabit, now I’ve got to pull my brain back together and work. This is why I shouldn’t visit CO first thing in the morning!

  11. Roly poly!! Not to sound like a downer, but is it ok that mom keeps pushing him away like that? Is that normal? I don’t know these things so it’s a legit question. Just want to know if I need to get myself a big baby crib ready for my newly adopted pandy!

  12. Excellent! We’ll need those sciency white coats and I’ll use these blankets to make a fort, I mean a lab. Also, so cool you have the smelly markers.

  13. Jnyjny, we get to nap WITH the baby pandas, right?

  14. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!*faints *

  15. And IF you just so happen to be busy with sumfin else at ANY time, I will be so generous as to help you out…

  16. well yes. I will engineer them to lay in a blanket pattern so we stay warm.

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