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WATCH: Bao Bao Tumbles Around New Yard at National Zoo

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    Bao Bao, the growing giant panda cub at the National Zoo in Washington, DC., has been exploring her own yard for just over a month, and keepers at the National Zoo say the 20-month-old already has some favorite spots in Yard 3. (Published Tuesday, May 12, 2015)

    Like most young adults, Bao Bao is enjoying living on her own.

    The growing giant panda cub has been exploring her own yard for just over a month, and keepers at the National Zoo say the 20-month-old already has some favorite spots in Yard 3.

    Visitors may catch the active cub tumbling down the hill in her enclosure, climbing a tree or chowing down on bamboo.

    With Bao Bao acclimated to her new yard and breeding season over, zoo keepers say all three of their giant pandas may rotate between each of the yards more regularly.

    Bao Bao was born Aug. 23, 2013 at the National Zoo. She's just the second panda born at the zoo to survive to her first birthday. According to an agreement with the Chinese government, Bao Bao will stay at the National Zoo a total of four years and will then be sent to China.