WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo is preparing panda cub Bao Bao (bow-bow) for her public debut this month.
Bao Bao had a tryout Monday in front of the media. She spent the morning climbing on rocks and following her mother, Mei Xiang (may-shong), around the indoor exhibit.
Curators say Bao Bao has turned out to be a calm and relaxed panda cub, more subdued than older brother Tai Shan (ty-shawn).
Bao Bao goes on display Jan. 18. Curators say she may be visible inside or outside, depending on the day. Zoo members will have an early preview starting Saturday.