National treasure: Washington zoo's baby panda named

The baby panda born to Mei Xiang in August at the National Zoo in Washington, DC has been given the name, Bei Bei, which means treasure or precious.

Mei Xiang at Washington DC's National Zoo.

Proud mother: Mei Xiang at Washington DC's National Zoo. Image by Karen TenEyck / CC BY-SA 2.0

The name was chosen by First Lady Michelle Obama and Madame Peng Liyuan of China during the recent state visit. Read more at: dcist.com

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