Veterinarians first measured the strength of the young panda’s hind legs. He’s not ready to walk yet, but he does respond to a pinch—and lets out an adorable yelp—as the doctor makes sure he can feel. A second pinch only produces a slight croak. He’s used to it by now.
Next, it’s time for the teeth. Vets insert a gloved-hand into Bei Bei’s mouth. His molars and incisors seem to be coming along just fine. Finally, it’s time to check his length. The doctors manage to log one measurement from nose to tail base. But Bei Bei—who is “getting longer”—scurries away as the final measurement is being taken.