New baby panda doing fine

– AP photos
– AP photos
New baby panda doing fine
Associated Press
Associated Press
The National Zoo's giant panda cub has been given a clean bill of health after its first veterinary exam.

Veterinarians performed a 20-minute examination Monday after panda mother Mei Xiang (may SHONG) gave them an opportunity. She put the female cub down and left the den for a short time to eat bamboo and drink water.

The cub, born Aug. 23, is already showing her coloration with black patches around her ears, eyes and back.

Curator Brandie Smith says it's amazing to see how much the cub has grown in less than a month. It now weighs slightly less than two pounds, more than double her weight from a short exam on Aug. 25.

From nose to tail, the cub is 10.6 inches long. Her eyes have not yet opened.

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The National Zoo's panda cub was doing great and was good health. A veterinarian examined her for twenty minutes and said she was in great condition. The cub was born on August 23, 2013. She already had some black patches. She had grown a lot in one month. From nose to tail she was 10.6 inches long. Her eyes had not opened yet. I think panda's are very adorable. I hope the panda is still in good health right now.

that's amazing that the babby panda is doing well that means the panda population is slowly growing. it is amazing to know how much the panda has grown but cant wait to see thows eyes open.

I think it's interesting how the cub being born, Aug. 23, is already showing her coloration with black patches around her ears, eyes, and back.

I think pandas are so cute. I also think it is amazing that the cub was only 10.6 inches. The reason why think this amazing because pandas get so big.

because they eat bamboo and drink water and they can gain weight less then twenty minutes from eating bamboo and drinking water but i agree on what they said .

This baby panda is adorable! As a lover of animals I am glad he is doing good. I am also glad that there are people checking in on him and making sure he is healthy.

That is the worlds cutttttttiest baby cub in the world. I really wish I had one so bad but I dont so I'll get over it. Its not a big deal.

"I think the panda is very cute. I`m glad she is alright. I think panda`s gain so much weight from all of the food their mother eats while they are not born yet.

I'm so happy for the baby panda! I hope it grows up in a safe place. I love the little spots on its body. Its body is so small but it has big spots.

I am so happy that they have a new panda. It is so cute with its black little spots. I hope soon i can go see this baby panda sometime. I hope she stays healthy and has a wonderful life in the zoo.