Born

1 year +

Born

  • Pink, with sparse white hairs
  • Eyes shut
  • Cries loudly
  • 7 inches long
  • Weighs 3-5 ounces

Born

1 year +

One week

  • Black patches on skin

Two weeks

  • Black hairs begin to grow
  • Cries, sleeps and suckles

Born

1 year +

Three weeks

  • May begin to crawl

One month

  • Eyes start to open
  • Better at regulating body temperature

Two months

  • Stops crying
  • Suckles 3-4 times a day

Born

1 year +

Three months

  • Can stand and walk a little
  • Teeth are erupting
  • Eyesight and hearing improve
  • Suckles 2-3 times a day

Four months

  • Activity increases
  • Climbs on mother's back to play

Five months

  • Trots behind mother
  • Imitates her eating bamboo
  • Climbs and sits in trees

Born

1 year +

Six months

  • Begins to eat solids
  • Suckles 1-2 times a day

Born

1 year +

One year

  • Loses baby teeth

Two years

  • Has left mother (in the wild)

SOURCE: National Zoo; drawings derived from photos from the San Diego Zoo and the National Zoo.