- Created on Thursday, 10 January 2013 19:44
- Written by IVN
San Diego, California - Xiao Liwu and his mother, Bai Yun, have begun to leave the birthing den to spend their days outdoors lounging in the sunshine, climbing tree structures and playing in the grass. The pair has been spending more and more time outdoors in the past couple of weeks as the youngster has become old enough and strong enough to run and climb.
"This little panda has taken a little longer than some of our other youngsters to emerge from the den, but now that he is out, he appears to want to spend the majority of his time outside," said Gaylene Thomas, animal care supervisor at the San Diego Zoo.
Now that they are in an outdoor habitat area, panda mother and cub will be available for guests to see. Zoo staff and media were able to view them today and the area will open to the public on Thursday, January 10, at 9:30 a.m.
The cam in the outdoor habitat was recently updated and public will also be able to see the pandas on-line at http://www.sandiegozoo.org/pandacam beginning today.
The San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy is dedicated to bringing endangered species back from the brink of extinction. The Conservancy makes possible the wildlife conservation efforts (representing both plants and animals) of the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, and international field programs in more than 35 countries. The important conservation and science work of these entities is supported in part by The Foundation of the Zoological Society of San Diego.