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Bao Bao received a special birthday cake for turning one. (Photo Credit: David Galen, Smithsonian's National Zoo)

National Zoo Celebrating Panda’s First Birthday

The National Zoo in Washington threw a party Saturday in honor of the first birthday of panda cub Bao Bao.

08/23/2014

(Photo: Photo: Connor Mallon, Smithsonian's National Zoo)

National Zoo To Celebrate Bao Bao’s First Birthday

It seems like just yesterday that we got the news that the National Zoo’s giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a healthy cub after months of pregnancy speculation.

08/22/2014

Bao Bao, the Giant Panda cub, is seen by the media for the first time Jan. 6, 2014 inside her glass enclosure at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., a few days before going on display to the general public. Bao Bao was born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo Aug. 2, 2013. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Smithsonian’s ‘Panda Guy': Pandas Are Just Average Animals, But Your Love For Them Is Saving The World

Bill McShea is an ecologist who has worked at the National Zoo’s facility in Front Royal, Virginia, since 1986. He is also the Smithsonian’s “panda guy.”

06/06/2014

Giant panda cub Bao Bao ventured outside with her mom Mei Xiang April 1. (Photo credit: Devin Murphy, Smithsonian's National Zoo)

PHOTOS: Nat’l Zoo Panda Cub Spends Her First Morning Outside

The National Zoo’s panda cub, Bao Bao, is out and about in her mother’s outdoor enclosure for the first time Tuesday.

04/01/2014

Bao Bao, the Giant Panda cub at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Bao Bao the Panda Makes Public Debut at National Zoo

The National Zoo has extended its hours this weekend for the giant panda house as Bao Bao (bow bow) makes her public debut. Saturday is the first chance for the public to see the 5-month-old cub.

01/18/2014

Bao Bao. (Photo credit: Abby Wood, Smithsonian's National Zoo)

National Zoo Will Extend Hours for Panda Cub’s Debut

The National Zoo is extending its hours for the giant panda house this weekend as panda cub Bao Bao makes her public debut.

01/15/2014

Bao Bao, the Giant Panda cub, is seen by the media for the first time Jan. 6, 2014. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Panda Cub Bao Bao Growing as Expected

The National Zoo says panda cub Bao Bao is growing just as she should be.

01/07/2014

Bao Bao, the Giant Panda cub, is seen by the media for the first time Jan. 6, 2014 inside her glass enclosure at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., a few days before going on display to the general public. Bao Bao was born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo Aug. 2, 2013. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

National Zoo Prepares Bao Bao for Debut

The National Zoo is preparing panda cub Bao Bao for her public debut this month.

01/06/2014

The National Zoo's panda cub Bao Bao had a bowl of snow brought to her on Friday. (Photo from The National Zoo)

National Zoo Panda Cub Experiences Snow for 1st Time

The National Zoo’s panda cub got a chance to experience snow.

01/05/2014

Workers return to the Washington Navy Yard on September 17, 2013.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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