San Diego Zoo Panda Cub Examined, Diagnosed with ‘Acute Cuteness’

Posted at 11:47 pm January 30, 2013 by PR
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JAN. 30 2013
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San Diego Zoo Panda Cub Examined, Diagnosed with ‘Acute Cuteness’
     Veterinary resident Matt Kinney, DVM, listens to the heart and lungs of giant panda cub Xiao Liwu Wednesday morning during a routine exam at the San Diego Zoo. The six-month-old cub, born on July 29, 2012, is growing and gaining weight as expected; he weighed 19.4 pounds (8.8kg) and measured 34.6 inches long (88 cm) this morning.
 
     The exam also confirmed that he has new canine teeth emerging and has become more muscular and agile since he’s been in an exhibit with climbing structures, uneven terrain and a moat. Despite his improved agility, Xiao Liwu has taken several tumbles while on view to the public at the Zoo and online on Panda Cam at www.sandiegozoo.org/pandacam. However, animal care staff expects the cub to take falls while he’s learning to walk and climb.Photo taken on Jan.30, 2013, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo.
 
 
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