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National Zoo's Panda Cub Greets Her Fans

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National Zoo's Panda Cub Greets Her Fans

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National Zoo's Panda Cub Greets Her Fans

National Zoo's Panda Cub Greets Her Fans

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Many of Bao Bao's fans were so excited to see her that they didn't mind waiting in long lines. Unfortunately, Bao Bao was not quite as jazzed about it as her guests. After being brought out to meet the crowd, she promptly curled up in a corner and went to sleep.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

Bao Bao, the baby panda made her big debut this weekend here at the National Zoo in Washington. The cub's many fans were so excited to see her that they didn't mind waiting in long lines, as one visitor exclaimed: It's better than the royals having a baby. Unfortunately, Bao Bao was not quite as excited as the fans were. After being brought out to greet the oohing and awing crowd, she promptly curled up in a corner and went to sleep.

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