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DC’s panda cub Bao Bao spends night in tree

December 24, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo in Washington is reassuring fans of the panda cub Bao Bao that she’s doing fine after spending the night in a tree.

Members of the public can watch a live feed online of the zoo’s pandas. When they saw that Bao Bao was in a tree overnight and still there by Wednesday afternoon, they posted worried inquiries on the zoo’s Facebook page.

In a Facebook post to allay their fears, the zoo says Bao Bao climbed the tree after touching a “hot wire” used for animal containment Tuesday afternoon. Zookeepers say Bao Bao’s reaction was predictable and she’s “perfectly fine.”

Bao Bao, who turned 1 in August, is only the second panda born at the zoo to survive to her first birthday.


Watch Bao Bao: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/webcams/giant-panda.cfm

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