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The Smithsonian's National Zoo is naming its female giant panda cub Bao Bao after receiving more than 123,000 votes online from the public to help give its new cub an identity.
The National Zoo's panda cub is getting bigger every day and the zoo's staff took time Thursday to highlight the milestones the cub has already conquered.
A zebra bit a National Zoo staffer Monday, a National Zoo spokesman says.
The zoo is back open, and that's good news for nearby businesses' bottom lines.
The National Zoo's giant panda cub reached several developmental milestones during the 16-day partial government shutdown.