National Zoo expects ‘panda-monium’ this weekend

National Zoo expects ‘panda-monium’ this weekend

HAPPY PANDA: Bao Bao was born to the zoo's female giant panda Mei Xiang and male giant panda Tian Tian. Photo: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials at the National Zoo are expecting some “panda-monium” this weekend.

The Washington zoo’s panda cub will be making her public debut Saturday.

To handle all the panda lovers, the zoo is extending the hours for the giant panda house. Bao Bao is now five-months-old.

PHOTOS: 11 adorable pictures of Bao Bao

Zoo keepers say if Bao Bao and her panda mama want, they can retreat from public view into their private den.

Can’t make it to D.C.? You can keep track of all the panda goings-on at the National Zoo through its panda cam.

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