Newborn Panda Cub Shows Off Feisty Personality

Madrid Panda Cub
Madrid Zoo

A male panda cub has made quite an entrance at Madrid Zoo, giving out healthy screeches as he had his first exam.

The cub was born to mom Hua Zui Ba, on Aug. 30. The experienced mom gave birth to twins Po and De De in 2010. They now live at the Chengdu Research Base for giant pandas in China.

This cub weighed 7.4 ounces, making him larger than the average baby panda bear, reported Today.

“The team of specialists and veterinarians have confirmed it is a boy with a good set of lungs," zoo officials said in a statement. "The new giant panda cub...has shown it has a lot of character."

Like the new panda cub at Washington’s National Zoo, the cub was bred using artificial insemination.


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