As the year draws to a close, a sleeper candidate for “Cutest Baby Animal Of 2012″ has squeaked in under the wire, and I do mean a “sleeper”…at least, if the San Diego Zoo’s Panda Cam is to be believed. His name is Xiao Liwu, which means “Little Gift” in Chinese (aw), and he is the most adorable thing on four legs. But can he surpass Lil’ Bub, perma-kitten, and the various other baby animals of the internet in the short amount of time he has before the year is up? Check out this wonderful assortment of panda porn and see that yes, yes he can.
Photos: San Diego Zoo