A tender moment between Mei Xiang and her newborn cub. (Courtesy of Flickr user partipersian)
Play time! The newborn panda cub wriggles out of his mother's hug. (Courtesy of Flickr user partipersian)
The panda cub will fully open his eyes around 6 to 8 weeks of age. (Courtesy of Flickr user Dawn Hamrick)
Even when she lies on her back, Mei Xiang keeps a tight grip on her cub. (Courtesy of Flickr user partipersian)
Mei Xiang gives her son a big kiss. (Courtesy of Flickr user Vivienne Dufaux)
Keepers weighed the panda cub Sept. 14, when Mei Xiang left her den. He weighed 1.9 pounds. (National Zoo)

The National Zoo Wants Your Cutest Panda Cam Photos

Can’t get enough of the panda cam? You’re not alone.

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Can't get enough of the National Zoo's panda cam? You're not alone. During the weekend that Mei Xiang gave birth to twin panda cubs, nearly 900,000 people checked in to catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the surviving newborn.

Now, the National Zoo is asking for help. With so many eyes on Mei Xiang and her cub, Zoo officials are inviting fans to submit their favorite panda cam screenshots to the official #PandaStory Flickr group. If you're watching the panda cam and spot a scene you love—maybe a glimpse of the new cub, or an adorable cuddle session between momma and son—take a screenshot and submit it to the Flickr page. We're collecting some of our favorites as well, which we'll feature in a slideshow.

As for the progress of Mei Xiang's little bundle of joy, the National Zoo has a few notable updates from the past week: on Friday, he was seen "scooting around in circles"; he now weighs a whopping 1.9 pounds; his markings resemble his father's; and he will begin to open his eyes within the next couple of weeks. Keep an eye on that panda cam—and let us know what you see.

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