Baby panda Bei Bei makes its first public appearance
The giant panda cub Bei Bei made his public debut in Washington's National Zoo on Saturday, delighting many visitors. The nearly five-month-old bear was greeted by cheering visitors, who had waited in lines outside the panda house since early Saturday morning. Bei Bei was born on August 22 last year and for now weighs 12 kilograms. "Bei Bei" means "precious" or "treasure", the name was given five weeks after his birth by US and Chinese First Ladies Michelle Obama and Peng Liyuan.