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Smithsonian Zoo Celebrates Naming of Baby Panda

After 100 days and more than 123,000 votes, the baby panda cub born at Washington's Smithsonian National Zoo now has a name.  The name - Bao Bao - means “precious” or “treasure” and was chosen through a public online vote. With lion dancers exciting the crowd and dignitaries looking on, hundreds of panda lovers jammed the zoo’s Panda Plaza to learn the cub’s name. The baby female panda was born August 23 to Mei Xiang, one of the zoo’s two pandas.  Until now, the cub - who...

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