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New pictures of DC panda; Atlanta pandas named

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The National Zoo released new photos of the panda cub on their Flickr page.

The not-so-giant panda cub is reportedly very healthy and nearly a pound heavier than she was a week ago after the government shutdown ended. She has also started to crawl and you can try to catch her in the act by keeping an eye on the panda cam.

Meanwhile, the twin giant panda cubs born in July at Zoo Atlanta now have names.

Zoo officials said Wednesday the pandas will be called Mei Lun and Mei Huan, which originates from a Chinese idiom that means "something indescribably beautiful and magnificent."

People voted on several possible names through the website for ABC's "Good Morning America."

The cubs were born to 15-year-old Lun Lun, who was artificially inseminated in March. They are the fourth and fifth cubs born at the zoo to Lun Lun and her partner Yang Yang.

The names were selected by staff at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China. Under a deal between China and the U.S., giant pandas originally from China are only lent to foreign zoos for scientific study for several years.

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