Picture originally uploaded by kjdrill.
Her name means "A little bit of something cute" and she sure does live up to it!
While Tai Shan is a superstar in DC after fulfilling the National Zoo's longtime hopes for a panda cub, Su Lin attracted less attention during her first year in San Diego.
But today, on her first birthday, let's all be thankful for this pretty girl and all of the baby pandas she'll one day have!
To celebrate, the San Diego Zoo is giving her a party and us a treat!
Download a FREE Su Lin Screensaver from the San Diego Zoo!
And watch her birthday party later today here!
Writes the San Diego Zoo blog: "Su Lin’s first birthday is tomorrow, and the Zoo is celebrating by
providing her with a custom-made birthday cake. For past cubs, the cake
has been an ice sculpture, often with fruit frozen into the layers of
the cake. Some enterprising Zoo employees once fashioned birthday
candles out of bamboo and added flame-like pieces of yam on top. It is
always neat to see what our staff dream up for events such as this!
And, once again, thanks so much to kjdrill for this perfect shot of Su Lin and letting the world see how adorable she is! See his other photos of Su Lin here...