San Diego Zoo’s Giant Panda Says, ‘Look into my Eyes!’

Posted at 5:46 pm December 5, 2012 by PR
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DECEMBER 4, 2012
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San Diego Zoo’s Giant Panda Cub Says, ‘Look into my Eyes!’
 

 

     SAN DIEGO – As Xiao Liwu gains strength in his legs, the curious 18-week-old giant panda cub is exploring more, even getting near the camera for an up-close view of his black and white markings. As the cub, whose name means “little gift,” develops, mother Bai Yun will take him into other rooms for the cub to explore in their off-exhibit area. Bai Yun and Xiao Liwu can be seen in action daily online at www.sandiegozoo.org/pandacam. Only 1,600 giant pandas are believed to exist in the wild, and the species is primarily threatened by habitat loss. San Diego Zoo Global, in conjunction with giant panda experts from the People’s Republic of China, continues to work on science-based panda conservation programs at the Zoo and in China.Photo taken on Dec. 4, 2012, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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