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Panda cub experiences first snow day at SD Zoo

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
(Photo: San Diego Zoo via Twitter)

(Photo: San Diego Zoo via Twitter)

The pandas at the San Diego Zoo had a snow day Tuesday.

Eight-month old cub Xiao Liwu didn't seem to enjoy it very much, spending a lot of time trying to climb on top of his mom to get off the snow.

Xiao Liwu, which translates in English to "Little Gift," made his public debut at the zoo in January. San Diego is one of four zoos in the U.S. to participate in the panda loan program with China.

Only around 1,600 pandas are believed to be left in the wild in China, in part because of deforestation and the expansion of farming.

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