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Panda cub celebrates first birthday

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 00:37

July 30 - It's a big cake for a little panda as the San Diego Zoo celebrates Xiao Liwu’s first birthday cub. Tara Cleary reports.

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For one-year-old Xiao Liwu it's hard to know where to start. The panda cub was treated to a 3-tiered bamboo cake to celebrate his birthday. And he may be young, but he's also brave, according to San Diego Zoo's senior keeper, Jennifer Becerra. SOUNDBITE: Jennifer Becerra, San Diego Zoo senior keeper, saying (English): "He's the first giant panda cub to actually walk to the cake without his mother investigating it first." Created by zoo staff, the treat was flavored with yams, apples and carrots. Xiao Liwu whose name means "little gift", is the sixth giant panda born at the San Diego Zoo.

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Panda cub celebrates first birthday

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 00:37