Singapore’s giant panda cub has taken his first baby steps and is almost 100 days old
He now weighs more than 30 times his weight when he was first born.
Kai Kai and Jia Jia’s not-so-little cub has been showing off his new skills of crawl-walking.
The cub now weighs a little over 6kg, more than 30 times his weight when he was first born. He is also 67cm long and already has a mouthful of baby teeth. He will turn 100 days old on Nov 21.
In China, it is customary to celebrate a baby’s 100th day as a way to bring closure to the most vulnerable period for mother and baby when the baby is first born.
Mike Barclay, Group CEO from Mandai Wildlife Group, said: “Together with our panda care team, we are overjoyed to be approaching the 100th day since Jia Jia gave birth to our little miracle cub at River Wonders.
“We are honoured to have him under our care and to contribute to his development over the first few months of his life, and we look forward to his name being jointly revealed by Singapore and China in December.”
A giant milestone this weekend as our #littleone turns 100 days old! You helped us choose a name which will be jointly revealed by Singapore and China in December. This weekend, we celebrate how he ‘pawsed’ our busy lives and filled our hearts with his! From Kai Kai and Jia Jia, a special shout-out to CapitaLand for their generosity which has provided them with a wonderful home.Posted by Mandai Wildlife Reserve on Thursday, 18 November 2021
Mandai Wildlife Group has also received more than 64,000 votes for the cub’s name.
They also announced that the public can expect the cub to join his mother’s public exhibit from early next year.
In the meantime, the panda care team is preparing the cub for his public debut by encouraging him to gain independence and explore new surroundings.