November 18th, 2010
07:40 PM ET

Atlanta's baby panda: It's a boy!

The panda born November 3 at Georgia's Zoo Atlanta is a boy, the zoo announced Thursday.

The 11-ounce cub's mother, Lun Lun, has left it alone for brief periods, allowing veterinarians from the zoo and from China to look the little guy over. He's starting to develop the giant panda's characteristic black saddles on the shoulders and patches around his eyes, which aren't open yet.

The unnamed youngster and his mother won't make their public debut until spring, but fans can watch them on Zoo Atlanta's PandaCam.

 

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  1. Marco

    Aw it's a boy, right. Those things'll tear you're damn head off just like a real bear.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. THE BODDIE

    Polo

    November 19, 2010 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
  3. punkkitty66

    im glad this baby panda was born healthy. everytime an endangered species makes the news it is hopefully a reminder that humans r distroying their natural habitats& its becoming increasingly difficult 4them2 survive in the wild. &im talkin bout ALL endangered species-they need our help!!! humans need2realize the damage we've done&start trying2 repare it. we're supposed2b SHARING this planet w/our fellow creatures 4 gods sake, not distroying&dominating it. wake up ppl, we(humans) arnt granted special exemptions2 wreak havoc on this world-we've gotta learn that all creatures have EQUAL worth&deserve 2b treated w/respect.

    November 19, 2010 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
  4. LOW LYF

    SO DO PANDAS TASTE LIKE CHICKEN

    November 19, 2010 at 3:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. bear lover

    Why do they keep naming these pandas Chinese names? Not only do the pandas not live in China anymore, but China has a HORRIBLE record of allowing bear bile farms throughout the country, where moon bears are kept in body cages while a catheter rod is stuck in their belly to milk bile from (chinese remedy that is easily replaced by synthetics), and they are stuck in these cages their whole lives! Meanwhile, they treat their pandas like royalty over there, while the Moon bears suffer.
    Go to animalsasia to see the truth. I don't think we should flatter China anymore by naming these gentle creatures after them, until they stop all the bear bile farms, and stop beating dogs to death in the streets. How barbaric!

    November 19, 2010 at 4:45 am | Report abuse |
  6. phil

    @bear lover...so should we stop naming our calves (baby cows) using the english language names? Or do you not know how veal is made.

    November 19, 2010 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Noiado

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      July 14, 2012 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
  7. phil

    Virtually all animal species are endangered. While their numbers still thrive, genetically they barely resemble their own native species. Mankind has ruined the earth beyond repair. It's so bad, we even argue about how bad it really is. The point being the simple fact that we argue about how bad it is proves how bad it really is. example: the gulf wasn't clean before the spill, yet we argue about how much it will cost to clean it up.

    November 19, 2010 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  8. mimi

    Hey Marco, a Panda is a REAL bear, you moron! And for you jack***es who are responding about what the Panda tastes like, please blog somewhere else!

    November 19, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. phil

    Those white panda bears with black markings are so cute. And yeah, both you and I would eat one if we were starving. Heck, we would eat each other.

    November 19, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
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