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Panda Cub Bei Bei Celebrates Second Birthday at the National Zoo

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    Panda Cub Bei Bei Celebrates Second Birthday at the National Zoo
    National Zoo

    Bei Bei, the National Zoo’s adored giant panda cub, celebrated his second birthday Tuesday.

    As a treat, zookeepers gave him a special ice cake at 10 a.m.

    The cake made by the zoo's department of nutrition included diluted apple juice, leaf-water biscuit paste fruit, food dye, grape juice, steamed sweet potato, pears, carrots and apples, zoo officials told News4..

    Bei Bei was born on Aug. 22, 2015, and currently weighs more than 160 pounds, a side effect of his love for bambo.

    When he turns 4 years old, Bei Bei will be seperated from his mother and returned to China. Most giant pandas are on loan from China. Their cubs born abroad are eventually sent back to China to participate in a breeding program, according to the National Zoo's website.