The National Zoo’s has announced that its panda cub, Bao Bao, will be on public display starting Jan. 18.
With the growing anticipation, the 100 day wait is finally over, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo has finally named the female giant panda cub after receiving more than 123,000 votes online from the public — and her name is Bao Bao.
You may remember Robert Griffin III and his fiancee receiving all the items on their wedding registry from fans this past spring. Well, now there is another opportunity to buy a D.C. celebrity gifts.
The National Zoo says its female giant panda cub is growing quickly and is spending more time away from her mother.
While the partial federal government shutdown dragged on for nearly three weeks, a lot was going on at Smithsonian’s National Zoo although it was closed.
Officials say the Smithsonian’s National Zoo panda cam and all other live animal cameras will go dark in the event of a government shutdown. The zoo will be closed to visitors as well.
The National Zoo’s giant panda cub has been given a clean bill of health after its first veterinarian exam.
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo says the 2-week-old giant panda cub is a girl and her father is Tian Tian (tee-YEN tee-YEN).
Mei Xiang’s cub is now showing some markings, making the less than two-week old cup appear more like a panda, than a stick of butter.
Well, one thing can be said for the newborn panda cub at the National Zoo. It sure has a good set of lungs.