Video: Zoo Docs Diagnose Baby Panda With 'Acute Cuteness'
The San Diego Zoo's newest little panda cub has made his debut in the panda habitat, but still needs to be carefully monitored by doctors.
So in this latest video released by the Zoo, Xiao Liwu gets the full workup, when every medical measure and prod basically reads as a tickle and snuggle session for this little fuzzy cutie. The diagnosis, per SD Zoo's YouTube page: "Acute Cuteness." We concur.
The cub, who we've seen get a little tickled during an earlier exam, is the sixth panda born at the San Diego Zoo and the third male. He was born July 29 to giant panda momma Bai Yun. The birth was a milestone, breaking the record for the most giant panda cubs born at a breeding facility outside of China.
Last fall, we got to see the baby panda make some early attempts at first steps and, just a couple of weeks later, show that he's almost ready to walk. In December, we got to see Xiao Liwu playing with a ball.