Getting cuter every week, the Zoo says the panda was very calm during his exam yesterday and has gained a pound since last time with a weight at 5lbs. His eyes are almost fully open and he can see lights and shadows.The Zoo's panda cub is 54 days old and by all accounts is a mellow little guy. He likes being scratched behind his ear and under his chin, and he's seeing and hearing more around him every day! Bai Yun has started taking her boy out of the den and into her attached bedroom area while she eats bamboo, so don’t be alarmed if you check in on Panda Cam and find the den empty. She’ll return him soon.
Members of the Panda Team have nicknames for the cub, but they are still taking suggestions for the cub’s official name through Monday, September 24.
click HERE to submit your name choice