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Last Updated: Friday December 03 2010 09:08 GMT

Panda smaller than a cat arrives at American zoo

Atlanta Zoo's new panda

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A giant panda cub that's smaller than a house cat is one of the newest arrivals at Atlanta Zoo in America.

The month-old panda measures just over 30cm long and weighs about a kilogram - that's about the same as a bag of sugar!

In keeping with Chinese tradition, he won't be named until he is 100 days old, and he won't go on display to the public until he can walk, which should be when he's about four months old.

In the meantime, the vets who've been doing his weekly check-up say he's healthy and growing really fast.

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