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CHENGDU, June 8, Xinhua -- A chubby panda cub weighing 219 grams was recently born in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, which is believed to be the heaviest panda cub born in the base.

The mother panda Aili gave birth to this female cub at around 1:06 p.m. Friday in the base in southwest China's Sichuan Province, the base said Monday.

"The panda cub is strong and healthy. She drank six grams of breast milk when she was just born, much more than the average newborns," said an expert of the base.

Giant panda 6.8 Chinas panda breeding base welcomes its heaviest newborn cub

Photo taken on June 5, 2020 shows Aili's panda cub in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in southwest China's Sichuan Province. (Photo provided to Xinhua)

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