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Bei Bei, Washington’s Eligible Bachelor Panda, Heads to China

Workers look at a FedEx's crate where Bei Bei, the giant panda, has been placed before his departure to China, at the…

After a month of preparations and goodbyes, Bei Bei, the Washington National Zoo’s most eligible giant panda bachelor, was on his way to China on Tuesday, where scientists hope he will help increase the population of his species.

The departure of 4-year-old Bei Bei to his parents’ homeland had been pre-arranged and was announced last month by the zoo, where giant pandas have always been a visitor favorite.

Bei Bei, which means “precious treasure,” munched his last American breakfast of bamboo and leaf eater biscuits early Tuesday before entering a custom travel crate that was loaded onto a truck for the trip read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com