Giant Pandas Will Head to D.C.’s National Zoo From China – The New York Times

Article Title: Giant Pandas Set to Return to D.C.’s National Zoo: Meet Bao Li and Qing Bao

The Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute in Washington D.C. is set to welcome two new residents, giant pandas Bao Li and Qing Bao. This exciting news was announced by various media outlets, including The New York Times, NPR, and The Washington Post.

The Panda House at the National Zoo has been eagerly preparing for the arrival of these rare and beloved creatures. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute has been home to giant pandas in the past, but Bao Li and Qing Bao will be the first new pandas to join the zoo since 2013.

Bao Li, a 3-year-old female, and Qing Bao, a 4-year-old male, are coming from China. The pandas are part of a long-term cooperative research and conservation partnership between the U.S. and China. This partnership aims to increase the understanding of giant pandas in the wild and support efforts to protect their habitats.

Visitors to the National Zoo will have the opportunity to see Bao Li and Qing Bao up close, learning about their unique behaviors and playing a role in their conservation. The arrival of these giant pandas is expected to bring excitement and education to the community, as well as contribute to the ongoing global efforts to protect this endangered species.