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Giant panda Bao Bao was a star at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo before she left for China on Feb 21. And it turns out that she is also a star back in China.
Most people who have seen live giant pandas have done so at a zoo. Some are lucky enough to visit panda breeding centers in Sichuan province.
For Dennis Kelly, director of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, seeing giant panda Bao Bao leaving for China on Tuesday was “bittersweet.”
Bao Bao, the giant panda at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, did not disappoint at her Chinese dumpling farewell party on a frigid Thursday morning.
The zoo announced in October that Bao Bao would return to China sometime this winter. Now it has announced farewell celebration events for fans from Feb 16-20.
Of all 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, the monkey, while not enjoying the exalted status of the dragon or the tiger, is widely acknowledged to be closest to us humans.