Panda Cub Turns 1

By R. Stickney
|  Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013  |  Updated 6:33 AM EDT
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Xiao Liwu enjoys his special cake early Monday at the exhibit in the San Diego Zoo.

Xiao Liwu enjoys his special cake early Monday at the exhibit in the San Diego Zoo.

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More than 35,000 people voted on the name of the San Diego Zoo's newest Panda, who was officially named Xiao Liwu. NBC 7 spoke to some of the self-diagnosed Pandaholics at the naming ceremony Tuesday.
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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.

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