Today is Bao Bao’s 1st Birthday!
Pandas are an important diplomatic symbol in the U.S.-China relationship. Bao Bao is only the second surviving cub born at the Smithsonian National Zoo since the first pandas, Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing, arrived in April 1972 to commemorate President Richard Nixon’s historic visit to China. Over 20,000 people visited the pandas the first day they were on display, and an estimated 1.1 million visitors came to see them the first year they were in the United States. Since then, pandas have been sent and loaned to the United States as a gesture of good will, to the delight of panda fans all over the world.
Bao Bao’s birthday celebration will take place today at the National Zoo from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT.

Today is Bao Bao’s 1st Birthday!

Pandas are an important diplomatic symbol in the U.S.-China relationship. Bao Bao is only the second surviving cub born at the Smithsonian National Zoo since the first pandas, Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing, arrived in April 1972 to commemorate President Richard Nixon’s historic visit to China. Over 20,000 people visited the pandas the first day they were on display, and an estimated 1.1 million visitors came to see them the first year they were in the United States. Since then, pandas have been sent and loaned to the United States as a gesture of good will, to the delight of panda fans all over the world.

Bao Bao’s birthday celebration will take place today at the National Zoo from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT.

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    We’re late, we’re late, for a VERY important date! Happy birthday Bao Bao! :-)
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