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‘Almost as round as it is long’: National Zoo’s panda cub is getting so plump

This baby bear is a square. Washington, DC’s Smithsonian National Zoo welcomed a new panda cub on Aug. 21, and in its single month on Earth, the newborn has gained weight in such a way that its girth now almost perfectly matches its height. The zoo’s assistant curator of giant pandas, Laurie Thompson, made the… Read More »