San Diego Zoo's new panda to make public debut

January 10, 2013 6:30:48 PM PST
A baby panda made its first public appearance to a chorus of "ooos" and "awwws" at the San Diego Zoo. The 5-month-old male cub was brought out to meet its fans for a couple hours Thursday morning.

The baby panda is named Xiao Liwu, which means "little gift" in Chinese.

He's spent the past few months confined to a den with his mother. But he gathered a strong following of people who watched him on the zoo's panda cam.

The zoo will keep the cub behind the scenes for a while until he gets used to an audience.