The baby panda born on November 3 at Zoo Atlanta has been identified as a boy. His eyes aren’t open yet, but he is developing the black and white fur characteristic of pandas.
Lun Lun, a 13-year-old panda, has given birth today to the only baby panda born in the US this year. It is the third cub born to Lun Lun and her partner Yang Yang.
The cub and mother are being monitored by zoo veterinarians. The baby will not be on view to the public until spring of next year. Until then you can check out the Panda Cam which is on from 10-5 Monday through Friday.
Although the PandaCam was turned off December 31 at Zoo Atlanta due to cost issues, here is a photo of Xi Lan, the second cub born to mother Lun Lun. Xi Lan was recently put on display in his mother’s enclosure.
For more information about Xi Lan, see Panda cub put on display at Zoo Atlanta.
To learn more about pandas, see Animal Fact Guide’s article: Giant Panda.