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WASHINGTON – The National Zoo in Washington threw a party Saturday in honour of the first birthday of panda cub Bao Bao.
To celebrate, the cub got a cake made from frozen fruit juice and other treats like pears and apples. Bao Bao is only the second panda born at the zoo to survive to her first birthday.
The cub’s only sibling, brother Tai Shan, was born in 2005 and returned to China in 2010. Panda keeper Nicole MacCorkle says Bao Bao has been a different baby from her brother, including a little more stand-offish with keepers.
In the past year she has grown from a wriggling pink newborn a little bigger than a stick of butter to a 44-pound (20-kilogram)black-and-white bundle whose favourite activity is sleeping in a tree. A hemlock tree in the front of her yard is one favourite, and she also likes wrestling with a blue…
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