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Baby Panda Gets a Little Fatter

Baby Panda 2013

The panda team at the National Zoo performed another check up on its famous cub today, and she now weighs 3.07 pounds and is 11.4 inches wide around her belly.

Vets say her heart and lungs sound healthy.

"The cub is very active and keepers said she is very wiggly and squirmy. She’s trying to support her own weight. Her eyes have not opened yet, and won’t for a few more weeks. After the exam was completed, the panda team returned the cub to the den. When Mei Xiang came back to the den she immediately picked the cub up and started grooming her," according to a release from the zoo.

See more photos of the little one here.

Photo courtesy of Smithsonian's National Zoo's Flickr.

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