We've got exclusive early access to some new photos of the San Francisco's Zoo's newest resident, a 10-month-old male red panda. Get ready to make travel arrangements to get yourself to SF, pronto.

He'll be formally introduced to the world on Saturday May 10 at 10am (or 9am for zoo members). The naming rights went to the zoo's emeritus board member Barry Lipman and his wife, Marie, who pledged $31,000 for the honor. We expect to hear a name announcement later this week.


In the meantime, enjoy these photos of the as-yet-unnamed panda, which were, by the way, all taken from public areas.

All photos copyright Jessie Greger/SF Zoo, used with permission.