Tai Shan

Photo by: Jessie Cohen, Smithsonian’s National Zoo Sept. 30, 2005
April 1, 2010
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Photo by: Jessie Cohen, Smithsonian’s National Zoo Sept. 30, 2005

National Zoo veterinarians who examined the cub on Sept. 30, 2005. The cub weighed 11 pounds and was 24.7 inches long. National Zoo staff felt a ridge of teeth while examining the cub's mouth, which indicates his molars were beginning to come in.