Atlanta's panda cub growing steadily

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Zoo Atlanta's panda cub is growing steadily,
hitting nearly 5 pounds this week.

The cub, which is about the size of a football, measures 16
inches from nose to tail.

He was about 4 ounces and the size of a stick of butter when he was born Aug. 31.

During a veterinary examination Tuesday, the cub wiggled and
writhed as zookeepers examined him.

He is the second cub born at Zoo Atlanta and the only born at a U.S. zoo this year.

Cub Mei Lan was born two years ago.

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