National Zoo’s giant panda cub makes debut

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Smithsonian's youngest giant panda cub Bei Bei makes his public debut following his birth last August at the National Zoo in Washington on January 16, 2016. Bei Bai was given his name, which means 'precious' or 'treasure', five weeks after his birth by US and Chinese First Ladies Michelle Obama and Peng Liyuan. / AFP / Olivier Douliery (Photo credit should read OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Smithsonian’s youngest giant panda cub Bei Bei makes his public debut following his birth last August at the National Zoo in Washington on January 16, 2016. Bei Bai was given his name, which means ‘precious’ or ‘treasure’, five weeks after his birth by US and Chinese First Ladies Michelle Obama and Peng Liyuan. / AFP / Olivier Douliery (Photo credit should read OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Bei Bei, the Smithsonian National Zoo’s newest giant panda cub, met his adoring public for the first time Saturday.

The four month old joined his parents, Tian Tian and Mei Xiang, on display at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C..

Panda fans have been eagerly awaiting his debut since his birth on August 22. Bei Bei had a twin but that cub died on August 26.

Bei Bei’s brother, Bao Bao, was born in 2013 and is also on display for visitors to see.

If you can’t make it to the National Zoo anytime soon, check them out at the zoo’s panda cam.

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