The panda cub at the national zoo is 9 weeks old now and fucking adorable.

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The Mom eats 66 pounds of bamboo a day. :bowrofl:

If you’ve caught a glimpse of our cub on the Giant Panda Cam lately, you may have noticed that he likes to sleep on his back. It’s very cute to watch! When he is awake, he continues to practice crawling around the den. Over the weekend, Mei Xiang took him on several “field trips” into their larger enclosure, mostly at night.
Mei Xiang continues to be a devoted mother to her cub. Now that he is larger and can regulate his own body temperature, she feels comfortable leaving the den for longer periods to eat. Mei Xiang’s appetite has returned to normal; these days, she eats approximately 30 kilograms (66 pounds) of bamboo every day.


Mei Xiang has developed a schedule of sorts and leaves the den routinely once in the morning, once in the afternoon and several times overnight. Sometimes, she chooses to bring a few stalks of bamboo back to the den as a convenient snack for later.


Now that it is finally starting to feel like Autumn in the Washington, D.C. area, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian will soon transition from eating only the tender leaves of the bamboo to also consuming the dense, hearty culm (the stalk). During winter and spring, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian are partial to a species called yellow groove bamboo, w
 

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It has a name now.

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute’s 3-month-old giant panda cub received his name today. After five days of voting and just under 135,000 votes, the winning name is Xiao Qi Ji (SHIAU-chi-ji), which translates as “little miracle” in English



I was kind of hoping for Pandy McPandaface, but apparently everyone has learned you can't just leave polls wide open on the internet.

 
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Cute as heck. I too have been following this little guy. I'm surprised how feeble they are in their first six months.

I went far enough down the panda rabbit hole to learn that when pandas were first taken in by humans a lot of them died due to constipation. They eventually figured out that the mother basically has to physically force them to use the bathroom. Now that they understand that many more of them live, but this has to be done after every feeding:



Somehow human babies just shitting and puking everywhere is actually the superior evolutionary trait. :bowrofl:
 
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I'm pretty sure this lady watches the panda cam for like 8 hours a day and has a ton more footage.



Should start at 6:02. Mom just says GTFO of the way if you can't use this door you dumb baby.
 

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