100-day-old panda cubs weigh 11 pounds each When the pandas were only one month old in August, one of them got a body check at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, China (AP photos)
100-day-old panda cubs weigh 11 pounds each
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The world's only giant panda triplets were doing well as they turned 100 days old Wednesday.

Each weighs more than 11 pounds, up from just over 100 grams at birth. They started teething at around 80 days old and have two small teeth each.

The cubs were born on July 29 within four hours, the female cub was delivered first and then her brothers. Physical exams show the cubs' health to be ideal, said Dong Guixin, general manager of Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong province.

Starting Wednesday, the cubs will be displayed to visitors for limited times. The cubs are also taking turns living with their mother for five-day cycles.

"It is imperative to help the triplets form a good relationship with their mother and keep them in close contact. We hope that they can live together if the cubs grow healthily," Dong said.

The cubs haven't been named, but the park is seeking suggestions from the public.

Critical thinking challenge: How many of the triplet cubs are boys and how many are girls?

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COMMENTS (44)
  • Brentayor-Fre
    11/11/2014 - 12:53 p.m.

    Aw! They're so cute! I thought it was pretty cool how started teething within 80 days of birth. That's amazing. They weigh as much as myself as well. Geez! They'll be twice my size when the four of us grow up.

  • Bellap-Fre
    11/11/2014 - 12:55 p.m.

    According to the text, when the triplet pandas were born they were just 100 grams. That is very tiny compared to how big they get when they become adults. It took the panda cubs 100 days to weigh at least 11 pounds. That is crazy because just after a couple of months a big dogs weighs about 11 pounds. They also said that it took the cubs about 80 days to start teething. That is so cute I would love to see these triplet pandas. I bet they are just the cutest.

  • Bryannecu-Fre
    11/11/2014 - 12:57 p.m.

    According to the text, a giant panda gave birth to triplets. Out of these triplets there were two boys and one girl. These baby pandas will be put in this cycle to spend five days with their mom at a time. Zookeepers don't want to put all the panda's with their mom at a time because they find that it will be overwhelming for the mom. On Wednesday the baby giant pandas will turn 100 days old. These pandas may sound like they would weigh a lot by now, but surprisingly they only weigh eleven pounds. I wish I could fly to China to see these baby giant pandas. You can see these pandas at Chimelong Safari Park for a limited amount of time a day. If you want to go see these pandas go while you can during the hours they are out for viewing.

  • Amandaoc-Fre
    11/11/2014 - 12:59 p.m.

    These baby panda cubs are really adorable. The one female and the two males are really cute and I am glad the panda cubs are happy and healthy. I can't wait to find out what the names of these little wonders are going to be. I think the female panda cub should be named Hermione, and the two male cubs should be named Harry and Ron. If you didn't know these names are from Harry Potter. I think these names would suit them perfectly because the 3 panda cubs are one special trio.

  • Connorba-Fre
    11/11/2014 - 01:00 p.m.

    Awww. This is so cute. The best part about this is that pandas are endangered. I think that the pandas should named after the city, the zoo , and the managers last name. I think that all of these pandas should be able to spend time with there mom as a sort of family bonding.

  • KiaraMc-Wil
    11/11/2014 - 07:10 p.m.

    I love posts like this, seeing the progress of wildlife, is just so interesting to me. Critical Thinking Challenge: Of the three cubs, two of them are boys with one girl.

  • 5AudreyT
    11/11/2014 - 10:15 p.m.

    Summary (5 W):
    On July 29, 2014, the birth of Giant Panda triplets occurred. Recently, on November 11, 2014, the triplets celebrated their 100th day in the world, weighing 11 pounds each. They were born, and still live, in the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, China, and are the only triplets to exist of the Giant Panda species. Alternating each week, the babies spend time socializing, with their mom separately so they might eventually be able to live with her all together for an extended amount of time. In addition, none of the pandas have been named yet, so the park is looking to the public for ideas and suggestions.

    Critical thinking challenge: Two of the cubs are boys and one is a girl.

  • sl2000soccer
    11/12/2014 - 08:44 a.m.

    There are 2 boy cubs, and one girl cub of the triplets. the girl was born first, then her brothers were. They are only One hundred days old, and 11 pounds each.

  • TF00Music
    11/12/2014 - 01:00 p.m.

    There is one girl and the other two are boys because it said that the mother gave birth to the female then her two brothers.

  • NashMcComsey-Ste
    11/12/2014 - 02:29 p.m.

    Panda cubs are an increasingly valuable resource. Now, i realize they are also a difficult responsibility! Thankfully, considering the information that must be gathered constantly, these panda cubs are being taken care of well.

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