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.
Andrew Cuomo threatens to bail on CNN interview when his brother shows vintage photo of governor in bellbottoms
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) appeared to feign anger during a CNN interview Wednesday in which his brother, Christopher Cuomo, showed a vintage photo of their family with the elder brother clad in bellbottoms, a rhinestone belt and an unfortunate attempt at an afro.
The younger Cuomo is still suffering from the effects of coronavirus, appearing redfaced and wiping his brow. However, his brother noted that he seemed more animated than he has in days.
"Now I've seen you referred to a little bit recently as the 'Love Gov' and I'm wondering if that's making you a little soft on the president, that you don't want to really criticize him, because you need him and now's not a time for fighting," said the younger Cuomo. "But don't you have to balance that with calling him out if he's doing things that you don't think are great for the people of your state to be hearing and experiencing? Love Gov?"
The dangers of Trump TV: MSNBC host hammers Fox News as ‘genuine public health threat’ amid pandemic
Tuesday night, Fox News decided that all anyone needed to do is to pump Americans with a Malaria drug and send them back to work to save President Donald Trump's economy.
Speaking Wednesday night, MSNBC host Chris Hayes bashed the conservative network for downplaying the seriousness of coronavirus, saying that they are "a genuine public health threat."
While Trump has advisers like Dr. Anthony Fauci, he also has the unofficial advisers he sees on Fox News.
They "are coalescing around the idea the whole thing is just overblown and we need to pump everyone full of the malaria drug and get them back to work. This is what you heard if you watch trump tv just last night," Hayes said. He then played clips illustrating exactly that, with hosts ranting and raving about the virus not being as serious as the flu.
‘Complete nonsense’: CNN’s Daniel Dale blows up Trump’s lie that California admitted to widespread voter fraud
On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," fact-checker Daniel Dale dismantled President Donald Trump's claim, repeated at the day's coronavirus press conference, that a lawsuit proved a million people voted illegally in California.
"He had a voter fraud commission that was disbanded without producing any such evidence," Dale told anchor Erin Burnett. "This is complete nonsense ... the specific lie was about a California settlement with a conservative group called Judicial Watch."