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San Diego Zoo's new baby panda video is 56 seconds of unbearable mirth

This is not an illusion. This is a real animal.
This is not an illusion. This is a real animal.
Screenshot via YouTube

Like 1,ooo cotton balls squished together with eyes and claws, the San Diego Zoo's new baby panda video is cuter than whatever you are doing at this moment. (Watch the video below.)

San Diego Zoo officials released the new footage Thursday of the baby poof who will one day become a giant getting his 11th veterinary exam. There is squealing and prancing and camera mugging and tickling, and don't be alarmed if hyperventilating occurs (yours, not the panda) during the viewing.

He who shall not be named — until 100 days after his birth, per Chinese tradition — is the sixth giant panda born at the San Diego Zoo. His arrival set the current record for the most giant panda cubs born at a breeding facility outside of China.

Voting on the special creature's name has ended, but a public naming ceremony is planned for Nov. 13. 

Noteworthy: Amid the hysteria-inducing merriment and frolicking, our new friend has managed to grow a tooth.

More? OK. Additional zoo photos here. And, yes, there is a live streaming Panda Cam.