Video: Adorable Baby Panda Tumbles Around in Public Debut
The youngest member of the panda clan at the San Diego Zoo is ready for his public debut. The utterly adorable Xiao Liwu toddled and tumbled around for the press today, a day ahead of his official first day on view in the Zoo's panda exhibit.
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. Last month we got to see Xiao Liwu playing with a ball.
In the video, Xiao Liwu is seen with his mom, Bai Yun, who casually looks on as her youngest child explores his new space, cuddles, and takes a couple of tumbles, to the delight of the crowd.