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Giant panda turns four at San Diego Zoo

3:44am EDT - 01:02

A giant panda at the San Diego Zoo celebrates his fourth birthday with an ice cake and presents. Julie Noce reports.

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COURTESY: SAN DIEGO ZOO It was a big day for Xiao Liwu as he celebrated his fourth birthday at the San Diego Zoo. The Giant panda, known as Mr. Wu, anxiously tore open his presents before diving into some tasty treats.... including an ice cake made of pureed yams and fruit-punch. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JENNIFER BECERRA, SENIOR KEEPER, SAN DIEGO ZOO, SAYING: "When he came out to the exhibit he decided that he was going to check out his presents first. Which is no different, every kid loves his presents. Then he decided to walk around the exhibit and then he discovered his ice cake." Xaio is the sixth panda born at the San Diego Zoo. He'd done a lot of growing this past year, and now is about as big as his dad, Gao Gao. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JENNIFER BECERRA, SENIOR KEEPER, SAN DIEGO ZOO, SAYING: "He is about 160 pounds now and he is the same size as his father. He is still an amazing patient bear that loves to train for his keepers." The San Diego Zoo is home to three giant pandas on loan from China for conservation studies.

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Giant panda turns four at San Diego Zoo

3:44am EDT - 01:02