Panda Bao Bao Turns 3; Has 1 Year Left at National Zoo | NBC New York
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Panda Bao Bao Turns 3; Has 1 Year Left at National Zoo

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Skip Brown and Kyra Zemanick, Smithsonian's National Zoo

    They grow up so fast! The National Zoo's young giant panda has reached another milestone, but it means her time in D.C. will soon come to an end. 

    Bao Bao turns 3 on Tuesday. That means she only has a year left at the National Zoo before she goes to China to enter its panda breeding program. China owns the pandas at the zoo, and any cubs born in Washington will eventually go back there. 

    Video Shows Officer Rescue Baby Deer From Storm Drain

    [NATL-DFW] Caught on Video: Officer Saves Deer From Storm Drain

    A New Jersey police officer is credited with rescuing three deer in the past year. He is now affectionately known as "The Deer Whisperer," and his latest rescue was caught on camera. The cute baby deer was trapped in a storm drain. Officer Timothy Majek, a 22 year veteran of the Woodbridge Police Department, quickly came to the rescue. Majek, a self-professed animal lover, jumped into the drain and lifted the fawn to safety. 

    (Published 3 hours ago)

    Bao Bao is the second of three surviving cubs born to Mei Xiang during her time at the zoo. She now weighs 180 pounds and is classified as a "sub-adult.'' Pandas can begin breeding between the ages of 4 and 6. 

    The zoo celebrated the birthdays of Bao Bao, 1-year-old brother Bei Bei and their father Tian Tian on Saturday.