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The zoo’s beloved panda will be shipped to China under a long-standing arrangement.
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Bao Bao, who will turn 4 this year, was the first cub to survive birth at the zoo since 2005.
In late November, he underwent emergency surgery after experts found a life-endangering blockage atop his small intestine.
The death of Pan Pan, the panda patriarch, in Sichuan province, was reported Dec. 28 by Xinhua, China’s official news agency. Pan Pan, 31, reportedly had cancer.
Recovering from surgery, Bei Bei isn’t ready for his usual food. Is his mom showing maternal self-sacrifice?
Bei Bei, a 1-year-old cub at the National Zoo, had surgery Friday to remove bamboo lodged in an intestine.
A large piece of bamboo stuck in his intestine was removed on Friday.
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Bei Bei underwent surgery Friday to repair his small intestine
National Zoo said the cub is “becoming more and more independent” from his mother, Mei Xiang.