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Buff panda

Credit: Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo
Don't let his pudgy appearance fool you — the San Diego Zoo's panda cub Xiao Liwu is getting buff, according to his vets. The baby bear apparently has…Read More »

been slimming down and gaining muscle in his legs from climbing around his new exhibit on view to the public.

The six-month-old cub weighed in at 19.4 pounds (8.8 kilograms) and measured 24.6 inches long (88 centimeters) during his checkup this week, according to the zoo. Though the baby bear has been tumbling around in the more rugged habitat, where he made his debut last month, zookeepers said he has no sprains or injuries from falling.

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