This morning's San Diego Zoo blog post on Xiao Liwu is here, and has adorable lines like "his favorite toy is a little ball that he likes to hug and roll with." In the video you can see him tumbling around while mom Bai Yun looks on with total nonchalance. We'd usually make some kind of joke about how this is exactly why pandas are going extinct - they can't be bothered either to reproduce or to protect their reproduced offspring - but this thing might actually be too cute for cynicism.
The weekend forecast starting on Friday in San Diego, by the by, calls for 68, 69, and 68 degree days. There is, across the three days, a zero percent chance of rain. So if you like the thought of a sunny weekend spent looking at baby pandas, that's the direction you want to be heading. And if you don't like that thought, you're frankly no friend of ours.
[Photo: SDZoo / YouTube]