Panda, Bai Yun Gives Birth at San Diego Zoo
The World and Team Panda at the San Diego Zoo got their first close look Monday night at the newborn cub.
Black and white video taken from the den, shows panda mother Bai Yun leaving the cub in the den for the first time as she goes to get a drink of water. While female pandas generally fast for several days after the birth of a cub, it is not unusual for them to need water.
Staff monitoring the camera were able to zoom in on the hairless cub for a closer look before Bai Yun returned to the den and scooped up and cradled her newborn.
The mother and the cub will remain off exhibit for four to five months before appearing in a public exhibit. During the denning period, the only way to see the panda cub and mother will be through the San Diego Zoo's live, online video feed, dubbed Panda Cam.
20-year-old Bai Yun drew attention on Sunday by giving birth to a cub for the sixth time and for being the second oldest panda ever to give birth.