Baby giant panda

Tai Shan, which means “peaceful mountain,” got his name according to Chinese custom and as the result of a public online contest in which more than 202,000 people voted. Tai Shan was conceived by artificial insemination after zoo scientists determined that Mei Xiang and male panda Tian Tian did not successfully mate. The cub was born on the 9th of July 2005.

The cubs growth has been well documented and you can read all about it at Smithsonian National Zoological Park web site.