Baby panda Bao Bao debuts at Smithsonian National Zoo

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Video: Baby panda Bao Bao to debut at D.C. zoo

At four months old and nearly 17 pounds, baby Bao Bao is learning how to climb. Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

 

The wait is over. Four-month-old Bao Bao made her public debut at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington on Saturday morning.

USA TODAY Network spoke with the zookeepers who know Bao Bao best to find out more about the baby panda capturing hearts.

Zookeepers say she has quite a way of showing emotion. When she's scared, she barks like a dog. When she's hungry, she cries to her mom like a human baby. And she likes exploring.

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