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Giant panda Bao Bao makes China debut

Bao Bao, the American-born giant panda, has made her first public appearance in China after being moved there from Washington DC.
Giant panda Bao Bao makes China debut

Bao Bao was born at the National Zoo in Washington three years ago, but an agreement states that all pandas on loan must be returned to China before they turn four years old, the earliest age at which they might begin breeding, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Telegraph.

Bao Bao explored her new enclosure at China’s panda breeding base in the city of Dujiangyan, which features both indoor and outdoor play areas.

Keepers have been helping her adapt to local bamboo and Chinese steamed bread made from corn, soybeans, rice and eggs.

Bao Bao – whose name means “precious” or “treasure” – is the 11th panda to be born overseas and returned to China.

Because she does not understand commands in Chinese, she is being looked after for a time by an English-speaking keeper.