National Zoo Launches Instagram Account With Panda Cub Selfie Video

Little Bao Bao is becoming a pretty big deal.

The nearly 5-month-old panda cub will meet her adoring public at Washington’s National Zoo for the first time this weekend. But even if you’re nowhere near the nation’s capital, this week also brought even more panda cuteness online when the zoo debuted its Instagram account.

The fuzzy panda is right on trend, too: the first thing the zoo shared was a too-cute-for-words selfie video, shot while the animal care staff was getting Bao Bao’s latest measurements.

With the announcement of its Instagram account, the zoo said it would choose 30 of its Instagram followers for its Feb.1 Instameet, #ZooMeet. That day, the participants would get access to the panda habitat where they can take photos of Bao Bao and her parents, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, and get a chance to ask questions of her care team of keepers and biologists. (You can register here through Jan. 21.)

In the meantime, though, kick back and enjoy Bao Bao’s selfie video below.

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