San Diego Zoo‘s five week-old panda cub recently got its third medical exam and vets were able to determine that it’s a little boy! He is completely healthy, weighing 3.2-pounds and with a belly girth of 12 inches, indicating he’s eating well.
You can watch the cub and his mom live on the zoo’s Panda Cam.
Photo credits: Ken Bohn / Zoological Society of San Diego
A giant panda cub at the San Diego Zoo received its first veterinary exam this morning. The quick, 3-minute exam allowed staff just enough time to determine that the cub is healthy, thriving and weighs 1.5 pounds. Vets were able to listen to the cub’s heart and lungs – which sounded good – but were not able to determine the sex.
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