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Bei Bei, an American-born panda, leaves Washington for China

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WASHINGTON - A specially equipped Boeing 777 jet took off from Dulles International Airport on Tuesday carrying a true Washington celebrity: Bei Bei, a 4-year-old giant panda.
Visitors to Washington's National Zoo have watched him grow up since Day One. But now he's headed to China.
Under terms of the zoo's agreement with the Chinese government, any panda born here must be sent to China when they reach age 4. When he reaches sexual maturity after age 6, Bei Bei will be entered into China's government-run breeding program, seeking to expand the vulnerable Panda population.
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Bei Bei, Washington's eligible bachelor panda, set to move to China

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After a month of preparations and good-byes, Bei Bei, the Washington National Zoo's most eligible giant panda bachelor, is set to leave for China on Tuesday, where scientists hope he will help increase the population of his species.
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Bei Bei goes bye bye on "panda express" private jet

Bei Bei goes bye bye on "panda express" private jet

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The Smithsonian National Zoo's beloved panda is heading to China for breeding.
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News Fix: Bei Bei goes bye- bye, giant panda leaves National Zoo for China

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