Panda in Washington – level 3
Bei Bei, possibly the cutest name we have ever heard, and, well, it couldn’t suit this little one any more. This is Washington’s National Zoo’s latest panda cub Bei Bei making his public debut to the excitement of adoring fans.
Nearly five-month old Bei Bei, which means “precious treasure” in Mandarin Chinese, was treated like a rock star as zoo-goers lined up anxiously with hopes of catching a glimpse of the baby panda. The cutie is one of the top tourist draws in the US capital.
The panda exhibit has been closed to the public since the birth in order to give the mother and cub time to bond. Aw!
What appeared to be hundreds of visitors, some dressed in panda costumes, lined up outside the zoo for viewing. They could be heard cheering and shrieking with excitement when doors opened. And if you’re panda-mad, you can even watch Bei Bei via the zoo’s online Giant Panda Cam.
Difficult words: debut (first public appearance), cub (a young animal like a panda), adore (to love something), precious (very important), treasure (a much loved person/animal), glimpse (a quick look), cutie (something cute – beautiful), draw (an attraction), bond (to form a relationship), shriek (to make a loud, high-pitched yell).
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