Watch: San Diego Zoo panda cub crawling, ‘making progress’

By Arturo Garcia
Saturday, October 20, 2012 18:30 EDT
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The San Diego Zoo’s 11-week-old panda cub is “making progress” and has started crawling, according to a video update released Thursday.

“Certainly the front legs wanna get up and go,” said Senior Veterinarian PK Robbins. “The back legs sort of got a litle bit left behind, but he’s definitely learning. He’s getting those skill-sets that he needs, and he’s a pretty active little dude.”

The male cub, born July 29, is the sixth cub born to 21-year-old Bai Yun. Bai Yun, the still-unnamed cub and his five siblings, as well as Bai Yun’s regular mate, Gao Gao, will be in San Diego thru next year as part of an exchange program.

As of this week, the cub is 21.6 inches (55 centimeters) long and weighs 7.2 pounds (3.3 kilograms), but Robbins said he is becoming more active.

“I would say he’s making progress,” Robbins said. “He’s kind of at that awkward toddler status where some limbs work better than others.”

Watch video of the young panda learning to getting around, released by the San Diego Zoo Thursday, below.

[h/t KNSD-TV]

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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