Panda Cub’s First Snow Day at San Diego Zoo

Posted at 10:33 pm March 19, 2013 by PR
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MARCH 19, 2013
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Panda Cub’s First Snow Day at San Diego Zoo

     It was all about new experiences as the youngest member of the panda family, Xiao Liwu, got to play in the snow for the first time today at the San Diego Zoo. The seven-month-old cub explored his snowy exhibit and had fun climbing all over mom Bai Yun, playfully nipping and wrestling with her in the snow.

 
     Over 15 tons of fresh snow was blown into the panda’s exhibit early this morning as part of an enrichment surprise for the pandas. The snow for the giant pandas was made possible by generous donors who contributed enough funds to the Zoo’s online Animal Care Wish List to provide 30,000 pounds of snow.

Photo taken on March 19, 2013, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo.

 
 
 
 
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