National Zoo’s Panda Cub Named Bao Bao

National Zoo's Panda Cub Named Bao BaoThe newest giant panda cub at the Smithsonian's National Zoo was named Bao Bao on Sunday (Dec. 1) in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Bao Bao, which means "treasure" or "precious," beat out four other Mandarin monikers, including: Combined this represents a sign of luck for panda cooperation between China and the U.S. During the naming ceremony, the success of the panda breeding program was praised by zoo officials, the Chinese ambassador and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama.

December 1, 2013 9:51 pm

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