Panda celebrates his 2nd birthday with an Ice birthday cake!

d’awwww… this panda is so cute. He has an ice birthday cake that also has a layer made with yams apples and carrots. I’m sure he’d prefer a Dippin’ Dots cake, but Pandas can’t have everything, now can they?

The San Diego Zoo held an early morning party for their giant panda Yun Zi’s second birthday on Friday August 5, 2011 by presenting him with a specially-made ice cake (panda’s love ice.) Yun Zi was born on August 5, 2009 and was the fifth cub born from his mother Bai Yun and fourth cub to his father Gao Gao. Yun Zi was conceived through natural mating. His name, meaning “Son of Cloud” in Chinese was chosen from a list of 6,300 names submitted by fans of the San Diego Zoo, but wasn’t revealed until November 17, 2009, 104 days after his original birth date. Several months later, Yun Zi made his first public appearance at the Zoo on January 7, 2010 to a cavalcade of press and adoring fans.

Yun Zi’s cake was specially created by staff from the Zoo’s forage warehouse. Decorated with bamboo leaf bows, the mostly-ice cake included a bowl in the lower tier that was filled with yams, apples and carrots – his preferred fruits and veggies.

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5tw6EA1NgA&feature=player_embedded]


One response

  1. That’s cute! I went to the San Diego Zoo once (about twenty years ago!)

    The zoo in downtown Tokyo got two new pandas recently…and a “panda mailbox”.

    http://tokyo5.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/night-zoo/

    August 15, 2011 at 3:03 AM

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