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Bao Bao, a giant panda born at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., will be sent to China this winter under an agreement with the nation

4 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
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oth of Bao Bao's parents are on loan to the U.S. from China, and the nations agreed that any pandas born to the couple would be sent to join the Chinese breeding program before they turn four years old. There are about 1,800 giant pandas in the wild, where they live solitarily, as all panda cubs do after they separate from their mothers between 18 months and two years old.
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the publication's newsletter, app, and website. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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