Baby Giant Panda Makes Debut at National Zoo
What a cute Bei Bei! This 5-month-old bear, whose name means “treasure,” has made his public debut. Born in August to the zoo’s Mei Xiang — and on display exclusively to zoo members since Jan. 8 — he was introduced to groups of 50 on Sunday, each of whom got just 10 minutes in front of his enclosure. Those outside D.C. can watch him on panda cam … and dread the unbearable day four years from now when China will reclaim him for their panda breeding program.