Panda Cub Exam 3

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Our boy is 39 days old. What a heartbreaker he is!

Veterinarian Meg Sutherland-Smith confirmed it’s a boy for proud parents Bai Yun and Gao Gao!

We had the cub’s third exam this morning. Animal Care Supervisor Gaylene was the lucky keeper to pick up the chubby cub this week while Bai Yun was happily eating her breakfast of bamboo, biscuits, apples, yams, and carrots. The little cub now weighs 3.2 pounds (1,452 grams), 14 ounces (400 grams) more than last week! The cub was very calm during all his measurements, which were taken by our nutritionist.

We are all very excited to know that the cub is a boy. That is three girls and three boys for mother Bai Yun.

Jen Becerra is a senior keeper at the San Diego Zoo. Read her previous post, Yun Zi: Favorite Cues.

See more exam photos in our Panda Gallery.

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