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Image description: A baby panda was born Friday, August 23, at Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C.
The baby cub weighed in at 4.8 ounces. During the cub’s first exam on Sunday, veterinarians observed the cub was breathing normally and was having no problems with eating or digestion.
The panda cub’s sex and paternity won’t be known for another few weeks.
Image description: Picasso or Panda? Giant panda Tian Tian gets his paws dirty with non-toxic water-based paint at the National Zoo. Painting is one among many activities that fall under Animal Enrichment—a program that provides physically and mentally stimulating activities and environments for the Zoo’s residents.
Art produced by many of the Zoo’s mammal and bird residents will be available for purchase at the National Capital chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) Art Show, which will take place spring 2012.
Photo by Smithsonian’s National Zoo