Loading...

Giant panda cub's eyes begin to open at San Diego Zoo

58,827 views

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Sep 21, 2007

When San Diego Zoo keepers gathered the 7-week-old giant panda cub for her weekly veterinary exam, the cub was sporting a milk mustache, evidence she is getting the proper nutrition to grow strong.

Weighing in at 5.4 pounds, a gain of more than one pound since one week ago, also indicates her growth is on track. The cub's left eye slit is now opening and the right eye is expected to begin opening over the course of this week.

"Once her eyes open shell have better perception of her environment," said Meg Sutherland-Smith, DVM, San Diego Zoo veterinarian. "This is the stage we will begin to see locomotion developing as her eyesight develops. She will become more animated."

Following Chinese tradition, the born cub, born Aug. 3 at the San Diego Zoo's Giant Panda Research Station, will receive a name after she is 100 days old. Bai Yun and the cub can be seen 24 hours a day through the Zoo's Panda Cam at www.sandiegozoo.org.

Loading...

When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...