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The International Union for Conservation of Nature no longer classifies the giant panda as an endangered species because from 2003 up until recently the populations have risen by approximately 17 percent. This means that more and more panda babies are coming to the world. But how many of us have actually seen a baby panda? Moreover, how many of us had the privilege to witness it grow? Zoo Atlanta has a lot of adorable footage, depicting these animals going from tiny to giant, and we just had to share it. The newborns weigh usually around 3.5 ounces (100g) and their pink bodies are about 7 inches (18 centimeter) big. During the first three months of their lives, black patches start to grow on the skin, and their limbs become stronger. After 100 days, these furballs are able to walk as far as 3 feet (1 meter) and weigh around 11-13 pounds (5-6 kilograms). It takes about two years before pandas are ready to leave their mothers to fend for themselves.