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BIRTHDAY BOY. Xiao Liwu, a male giant panda at the San Diego Zoo, received a birthday party complete with an ice cake — flavored with strawberry-kiwi and fruit-punch drink mix, puréed yams, carrots, apples, and honey — on his fourth birthday. (Photo/Tammy Spratt, courtesy of the San Diego Zoo)

From The Asian Reporter, V26, #15 (August 1, 2016), page 7.

Giant panda Xiao Liwu celebrates fourth birthday

Xiao Liwu, a male giant panda at the San Diego Zoo, turned four years old last month. The panda, whose name means little gift, received a birthday party complete with ice cake — flavored with strawberry-kiwi and fruit-punch drink mix, puréed yams, carrots, apples, and honey — and presents. The apples and bamboo sticks on top of his cake resembled candles.

Xiao Liwu’s exhibit was also filled with decorated gift boxes that were painted and embellished by a team of San Diego Zoo volunteers. Keepers filled the boxes with enrichment items, including wood wool, alfalfa, and burlap sacks covered in cinnamon — and some boxes just filled with more boxes. The birthday bear, called Mr. Wu by his keepers and panda fans, added blue and green colors to his iconic black-and-white markings.

The San Diego Zoo is home to three giant pandas: Xiao Liwu, his mother Bai Yun, and his father Gao Gao. Xiao Liwu is the sixth cub born to Bai Yun and the fifth cub fathered by Gao Gao. The giant pandas are on loan to the San Diego Zoo from the People’s Republic of China for conservation studies of the endangered species.

To learn more, visit <http://zoo.san diegozoo.org/cams/panda-cam>.

 

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