Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 8:35 PM ET

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National Audio 8:35 PM ET

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NAT133 - (US-Panda-Goodbye) WASHINGTON. x-31s. (Shelley Adler) After weeks of public goodbyes at the National Zoo in Washington, panda cub Bao Bao (BOW BOW) is on her way to China. (WA) (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

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NAT134 - (US-Panda-Goodbye) DULLES, Virginia. x-08s. The National Zoo in Washington has said its final goodbye to panda cub Bao Bao (BOW BOW). The zoo packed up the American-born panda today for a one-way flight to China, where the three-year-old will eventually join a panda breeding program. National Zoo Director Dennis Kelly says it's a bittersweet day, but one he hopes will ensure that the giant panda species does not disappear. ("..wild of China.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: In preparation for the trip, keepers have packed Bao Bao's favourite foods, including bamboo, apples and sweet potatoes. …

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