Panda cub Bao Bao meets the press at the National Zoo


The Smithsonian National Zoo officially unveiled its newest giant panda cub to the press on Monday, two weeks before the tiny bear will be unveiled to the public. Bao Bao, is described as calm and relaxed by her handler, biologist Laurie Thompson. “She’s like her dad. Tian Tian is very relaxed and kind of goes with the flow,” she explained. “So I’m thinking she got that from him.” This is old news to Australian actor Hugh Jackman, who saw Bao Bao up close during a VIP tour of the zoo in early December.