pandatherapy: Xiao Liwu, Bai Yun & Kai Kai

This is just too cute not to post. This is Xiao Liwu, San Diego’s sixth panda cub born last July, during his 18th exam:


Photo from @sandiegozoo’s Flickr page and was captioned as “MINE!” That green ball is the cub’s new favorite toy.

buzzfeed chose Xiao Liwu’s photo as the top happiest photo taken in 2012. Take a look at what photo it was here.

Xiao Liwu is the son and sixth cub of Bai Yun, who for me is the prettiest panda mama.


Watching the two of them on San Diego Zoo’s live panda cam just makes me coo all the time, especially when Bai Yun takes care of her cub. Bai Yun has set a record as one of the oldest pandas to give birth. She really is a super panda mama.

As a Christmas gift to myself, I joined the zoo’s Adopt a Giant Panda program so I can help save Bai Yun, Xiao Liwu and their specie from extinction. The adoption program is all-year round so anyone can make a donation to it anytime. They may be cute and adorable, but they are still in danger of being extinct if we don’t help them. And that is why, San Diego and all other zoos including Singapore Zoo that host pandas from China on loans, need our support.

Speaking of Singapore Zoo, I went to the little red dot last month for work and of course, took the chance to visit my boy Kai Kai at the newly opened River Safari’s panda exhibit. I spent almost the entire 15 minutes visitors are allowed in the exhibit just watching Kai Kai, who was of course oblivious and eating his boo.


Kai Kai, together with his partner Jia Jia, were named among Singapore’s most influential figures last year.

Oh, and I just love the meanings of the panda’s names:

Xiao Liwu – little gift

Bai Yun – white cloud

Kai Kai – victorious

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