Precious panda unveiled in Washington


ISN’T she precious? The giant panda cub born this summer at the National Zoo will be known as Bao Bao — Chinese for “precious,” officials at the Washington zoo have announced.

More than 123,000 people voted online in the zoo’s baby-naming contest, in which voters were given five names to choose from. The official announcement was made on Sunday in keeping with a Chinese tradition to name panda cubs on their 100th day.

So far Bao Bao has only been seen by the public in video. She is expected to make her first live appearance before adoring panda fans in early 2014, zoo officials said.


0 Responses to “Precious panda unveiled in Washington”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

All the news that's printed to fit from New York's best online information source.

Latest news:

RSS New York Times

RSS NY Daily News

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS New York Post

  • Aaron Judge embodies the attitude of this Yankees era March 18, 2018
    TAMPA — There was 6-foot-7 Aaron Judge at the Yankees minor league complex Saturday afternoon standing in left on Derek Jeter Field, a spot he has not played in the majors and only seven games in the minors. He was getting in five innings of action for Single-A Tampa against Phillies minor leaguers. He easily...


  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.
Website redesign by BST Designs

%d bloggers like this: