It is Chinese tradition to wait 100 days to name a baby panda. So to honor these bears' heritage, zoos around the world wait until their baby pandas are big and strong at 100 days old then name them in a traditional ceremony. And, today, Tuesday November 13, 2012, at 10am, the newest panda cub at the San Diego Zoo, born on my last day of work, was named! Xiao Liwu, which means "little gift," and is a gift to us and his species. Watch the naming ceremony below:
I can't believe its been 100 days since I worked at the San Diego Zoo. I miss it SO much!