We've been waiting to learn when our adorable panda cub, Xiao Liwu, would make his public debut.
Well, wonder no more!
The official date was yesterday at 9:30 a.m. PST
Many of us have wondered why Xiao Liwu has not been seen much on Panda Cam these days. That’s because his mother, Bai Yun, has led him out into what they call the north exhibit for a few weeks now, out of our camera’s view.
Now, the Panda Team feels our five-month-old cub has become confident enough to navigate around this large habitat while being admired by his adoring fans!
They've installed a new HD camera in the north exhibit, so those not able to see him “in the fur” can continue watching his progress via Panda Cam.
During his practice outings, they have discovered that Xiao Liwu’s favorite place to nap is in the moat. They covered the bottom of the moat with hay to act as a cushion in case of a panda spill; sure enough, Xiao Liwu made his way down there and decided that it is the perfect place for a snooze after a play session.
If only he knew that he has so many admirers waiting to see him in the fur!