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Video: Adorable Roly-Poly Panda Is Having A Ball

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Panda cub Xiao Liwu is enjoying his new present: a rubbery green ball.

The veterinarians at the San Diego Zoo took out the ball as a way to test his burgeoning panda bear skills. He played with it as the vets tried to take measurements to make sure he's on track. It wasn't easy, but it was adorable.

"If you've ever tried to get socks on a 2-year-old child, then you know how challenging little kids can be if you try to get them to do things," said senior veterinarian Beth Bicknese.

The little guy is just under 5 months old and he weighs 14.5 pounds. Bicknese says that's good news: "He's right there where we want him to be."