Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Giant Panda gives birth to record size cub

(okay, so I like cute animal pictures..sue me!)

According to al-Reuters, a Giant panda gave birth the largest cub ever recorded in captivity.

The cub weighed just 218 grams (half a pound), but still became the heaviest panda ever born in captivity, where most cubs are born weighing between 83 and 190 grams. It took an exausting 34 hours of labor, but both mother and cub are reportedly doing fine.

1 comment:

Freedom Fighter said...

A new born panda cub...and a male, looks like - though that might be Reuters using photoshop again!

Cute, isn't he?