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National Zoo prepares panda cub for debut

Created: 01/06/2014 12:24 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

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

Bao Bao had a tryout Monday in front of the media. She spent the morning climbing on rocks and following her mother, Mei Xiang, around the indoor exhibit.

Curators say Bao Bao has turned out to be a calm and relaxed panda cub, more subdued than older brother Tai Shan.

Bao Bao goes on display Jan. 18. Curators say she may be visible inside or outside, depending on the day. Zoo members will have an early preview starting Saturday.



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