National Zoo's Panda Cub Almost Three Pounds at Recent Checkup

The National Zoo's giant panda cub during a recent checkup on Sept. 17, 2015.

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Keepers at the National Zoo weighed a four-and-a-half-week-old giant panda cub on Sept. 21, 2015, when his mother left her den to eat. He weighed 2.95 pounds.
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A National Zoo veterinarian examines a young panda cub on Sept. 17, 2015.
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Vets watch as the National Zoo's newest baby panda, later named Bei Bei, pushes up on front legs on Sept. 17, 2015.
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The giant panda cub during the Sept. 17, 2015, physical exam, where he measured 31 inches from head to tail.
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