Bei Bei, the National Zoo's last panda cub, with Laurie Thompson, the zoo's assistant curator of giant pandas. Bei Bei is leaving for China. Photo: Amanda Voisard/The Washington Post

Bei Bei bye bye: devoted US keeper waves farewell to giant panda cub before he heads to China

  • At the age of four, the last panda cub at the US National Zoo is leaving for China to enter a breeding programme
  • His keeper, who has been with him since birth, talks about 25 years of working with pandas
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Bei Bei, the National Zoo's last panda cub, with Laurie Thompson, the zoo's assistant curator of giant pandas. Bei Bei is leaving for China. Photo: Amanda Voisard/The Washington Post
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