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Bao Bao, the four and a half month old giant panda cub has her abdominal girth measured by biologist Laurie Thompson and animal keeper Marty Dearie at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Bao Bao, who now weighs 17.38 pounds (7.9 pounds), was born to the zoo's female giant panda Mei Xiang and male giant panda Tian Tian.

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Bao Bao, the four and a half month old giant panda cub has her abdominal girth measured by biologist Laurie Thompson and animal keeper Marty Dearie at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Bao Bao, who now weighs 17.38 pounds (7.9 pounds), was born to the zoo's female giant panda Mei Xiang and male giant panda Tian Tian.