Panda cub makes National Zoo debut

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
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WASHINGTON -- People line up at Washington's National Zoo to get a first peek at the new giant panda cub Bao Bao Saturday.

Now almost 5 months old, Bao Bao was born Mei Xiang (mom) and Tian Tian (dad), both of which are at the National Zoo under a Giant Panda Cooperative Research and Breeding Agreement, signed in January 2011, between the Zoo and the China Wildlife Conservation Association.

"She's got a great disposition. She doesn't even seem to notice the folks who are watching her, her adoring public," panda curator Brandie Smith said earlier this month. "Her focus is mostly on Mom right now."