Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Tai Shan

Panda in public Tai Shan, the baby giant panda born at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., chews on a piece of bamboo in his indoor exhibit Tuesday. It was the first press preview for the new panda, who was born July 9 and now weighs 21 pounds. The cub is still nursing and chews bamboo but hasn't made it part of his diet yet. Tai Shan is the sixth giant panda cub born at the National Zoo but the first to survive longer than four days. (Chicago Tribune photo by Pete Souza) Posted November 29, 2005