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Say Hello to ‘Bao Bao’ The Panda Cub

by. Jerome Smith
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The National Zoo's panda cub gets weighed and measured Oct. 29. (credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

The panda cub gets weighed and measured on Oct. 29. (The National Zoo)

The panda now known as “Bao Bao” will be introduced to the public in early 2014.

The name of the 100-day-old panda was announced over the weekend after people voted online.

Bao Bao, which means “treasure” or “precious,” is only the second surviving cub born at the National Zoo since the first pandas arrived in 1972 to commemorate President Nixon’s historic visit to China.

Pandas have remained a symbol of diplomacy between the two countries.

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