Red panda cub video: Cincinnati Zoo cubs undergo medical exam (video).

Newborn Red Panda Cubs Do Not Like This Cold Stethoscope One Bit (Video)

Newborn Red Panda Cubs Do Not Like This Cold Stethoscope One Bit (Video)

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Aug. 7 2015 12:19 PM

Red Panda Cubs Versus a Cold Stethoscope

Winner: us.

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Screenshot from YouTube.

Whether a man rapidly approaching 30, or a newborn red panda cub, medical checkups are the worst. The major difference being that the baby red pandas unsurprisingly endure them with much more cuteness (and, hopefully, lower blood-pressure results). For proof, look no further than the video above, in which two young cubs undergo their first medical examination at the Cincinnati Zoo.

If the image of two pocket-sized red pandas squirming in the hands of their examiners isn’t enough adorableness to fill your Friday quota, then the high-pitched squeaking they emit when they face down the stethoscope should do it. Not too dissimilar from that of an aging blogger, come to think of it, just less weird.

A.J. McCarthy is a Slate writer and producer.