100-day-old panda cubs weigh 11 pounds each
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The world's only giant panda triplets were doing well. 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. The park is seeking suggestions from the public.
Critical thinking challenge: How many of the triplet cubs are boys and how many are girls?