Panda Cub: 3rd Exam

panda_exam3_01We know everyone is eager to hear the results of this week’s panda cub exam, so here goes: Now 43 days old, the little cutie weighs 5.1 pounds (2.318 kilograms), which is an increase of 1.2 pounds (0.5 kilograms) from last week, and is 15.75 inches (40 centimeters) long. His eyes and ears have not opened yet. His teeth are just below the gum line but have not yet erupted.

Those are cute feet, but it's hard to see the webbing we've heard so much about.

Those are cute feet, but it's hard to see the webbing we've heard so much about.

Like many of you, I like to compare the little guy’s measurements with that of his four siblings. Of course, not every cub was examined on Day 43, so keep that in mind: so here goes:

Hua Mei, Day 46: 2.159 kg. or 4.76 lbs.
Mei Sheng, Day 43: 1.923 kg. or 4.24 lbs. pounds
Su Lin, Day 42: 2.0 kg. or 4.4 lbs.
Zhen Zhen, Day 41: 1.89 kg or 4.17 lbs.
2009 Cub: 2.318 kg or 5.11 lbs.

Yes, it appears our newest cub is one roly, roly poly guy!

More photos are in the Panda Photo Gallery.
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