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CUTE ALERT: Panda cub is getting big!

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The giant panda cub is growing and weighs 9.68 pounds now.

She measures 18.11 inches around her belly. Her nose is starting to lose it's pink color and turn black similar to an adult panda nose. 

Zoo officials said she is crawling with a lot more control now.

PICK THE PANDA'S NAME: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/specialreports/name-the-panda/

Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub at the Smithsonian's National Zoo on August 23, 2013. The cub is healthy and growing quickly! It is Chinese tradition to celebrate the name of a new life on the 100th day, and we need your help picking the name!