Vets say the cub's heart rate is steady & its belly was full. They could hear breath sounds from both lungs. #cubwatch
In this photo provided by Smithsonian’s National Zoo, the giant panda cub born on August 23 at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo receives a 10-minute exam from animal care staff on August 25 in Washington, DC.
2. The giant panda cub appeared to be in excellent health.
4. The baby panda’s full belly means it is nursing well.
Chief veterinarian Suzan Murray reports that the cub is robust and has successfully passed fecals.
6. The cub weighs 137 grams, which is the same weight as an iPhone 4.
Zoo officials do not yet know the cub’s sex. It will take approximately 2-3 weeks before the sex is known.