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Panda Cub Turns 1



    Panda Celebrates Birthday with Cake

    Xiao Liwu enjoys his special cake early Monday at the exhibit in the San Diego Zoo. (Published Monday, July 29, 2013)

    The San Diego Zoo’s giant panda cub celebrated his first birthday Monday with a special cake made of ice, bamboo and fruit.

    The cake was delivered to the panda exhibit just before 9 a.m. Monday, and it didn't take long for Xiao Liwu and his mother Bai Yun to indulge in the special treat.

    The cub's fans were able to watch the event through the San Diego Zoo's special live "Panda Cam."

    Xiao Liwu was born on July 29, 2012, and joins three other giant pandas at the zoo, including his mother, Gao Gao and Yun Zi.

    His name means "Little Gift" in English. Click here for a pronounciation.