Panda Cub thriving
Officials at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo say a newborn giant panda cub is growing steadily. It’s the zoo’s first panda birth in five years. Zoo officials say the female panda has put on 500 grams in the last 10 days. She was born on June 12th. A video from Saturday shows the cub starting to open her eyes.
The officials say the cub began crawling about a week ago. They expect her to fully open her eyes within a few days, and to walk at about three months of age. The officials also appetite back, and is looking after the cub. From Friday, the public will be able to submit suggestions for a name for the little giant panda.
-Maybe we can all submit suggestions for a name for the panda cub and see if any of entries get chosen.
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