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Giant Panda Tai Shan: Over the Years

It’s a boy! The giant panda cub at National Zoo had his first health exam on Aug. 2, when National Zoo staff determined its gender, and checked its heart rate and weight. Weighing 1.82 pounds and measuring 12 inches long, the cub appears vigorous and healthy. Tai Shan was born July 9, 2005 at 3:41 a.m. He is the first surviving giant panda cub born at the Smithsonian National Zoo. D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty once called Tai Shan Washington’s most important citizen. He was originally supposed to be sent to China when he turned 2, but under an agreement with the Chinese government, the zoo kept him for an additional two years.
It’s a boy! The giant panda cub at National Zoo had his first health exam on Aug. 2, when National Zoo staff determined its gender, and checked its heart rate and weight. Weighing 1.82 pounds and measuring 12 inches long, the cub appears vigorous and healthy. Tai Shan was born July 9, 2005 at 3:41 a.m. He is the first surviving giant panda cub born at the Smithsonian National Zoo. D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty once called Tai Shan Washington’s most important citizen. He was originally supposed to be sent to China when he turned 2, but under an agreement with the Chinese government, the zoo kept him for an additional two years.
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