back to top

15 Ridiculously Adorable Pictures Of Bao Bao The Panda Celebrating Her First Birthday

Bao Bao the giant panda cub, who was born last year in Washington, D.C., enjoyed eating her cake and climbing all over it too.

Posted on

7. During a traditional Zhuazhou, different symbolic objects are placed in front of a baby to choose from. The item the baby chooses predicts his or her future.

9. She immediately went towards the poster with peaches on it, symbolizing longevity.

10. "Bao Bao chose the peaches first, which means she will live a long life as an ambassador for panda conservation," the Zoo said in a statement.

12. A lot of people were excited to celebrate Bao Bao's birthday with her. On the left, a group of Girl Scouts look into the Zoo's enclosure, while donning panda hats, and on the right is retired Master Sgt. Barbara Barron, who was first in-line at 5 a.m. to see Bao Bao.

15. Bao Bao's birth at the zoo last year was marked as a huge conservation success. When she is four, she will travel to China to take part in a breeding program.

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Bao Bao with her mother Mei Xiang in the background.

Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.

Contact Michelle Broder Van Dyke at michelle@buzzfeed.com.

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.