September 1, 2005

Wriggling Panda Cub Submits to 4th Physical

The National Zoo's giant panda cub got his fourth physical exam yesterday and promptly demonstrated what legions of pandacam viewers already know: He is healthy and continuing to develop at a rapid pace.

Robust and squirmy, the 7-week-old cub weighed 6.2 pounds, an increase of two pounds since his exam Aug. 18 and a jump of more than four pounds since zoo staff first weighed him Aug. 2.

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