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Month-old baby panda gets a clean bill of health at San Diego Zoo

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A newborn panda cub shows off its strong lungs during its first exam.

Veterinarians say the one-and-a-half pound cub is healthy. It was born to Bai Yun at the San Diego Zoo 25 days ago. Zoo staff performed the quick three-minute exam while Bai Yun left the den to eat. Doctors were unable to determine the sex of the cub.

Mother and cub will stay in the den for several months and can be seen 24-hours a day on the San Diego Zoo's "Panda Cam."

Bai Yun has given birth to six cubs at the San Diego Zoo. Bai Yun and the cub's father, Gao Gao are on a long-term research loan from China.

There are only 1,600 giant pandas believed to exist in the wild.

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