San Diego Zoo welcomes baby panda

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Panda Cub Su Lin at the SD Zoo (Photo from 'Ailuropoda' via Wikimedia)

Panda Cub Su Lin at the SD Zoo (Photo from 'Ailuropoda' via Wikimedia)

It’s a boy!

The San Diego Zoo unveiled its newest addition yesterday; a male panda cub born at the San Diego Zoo nearly a month ago.

The cub’s mother briefly left the den Thursday, allowing Zoo veterinarians to examine the baby panda for the first time. Head vet Geoff Pye claimed the cub is healthy and starting to show its black-and-white markings. He also stated the cub has reached its “initial cute stage” and is “very roly poly.”

The cub weighed in at 2.8-pounds. He will not receive a name until 100 days have passed, courting to Chinese tradition.


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    Francesca Hamilton

    September 4, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    OMG.BABY PANDA’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    sharon kinsey

    September 25, 2009 at 3:55 am

    I really appreciate the zoo making the panda cam available to the public. Every morning while checking email etc. I love watching the interactions between the mom and her cub. We could all learn something from their behavior. The fact that I can sit in my office in my robe and watch what is happening in the panda den in San Diego still is a wonder to me. Thank you.

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