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Bei Bei The Giant Panda Cub Made His Adorable Public Debut

The 5-month old giant panda dazzled visitors at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C, on Saturday — and it was all sorts of cute.

Posted on January 16, 2016, at 4:51 p.m. ET

This little giant panda was the star attraction at the Smithsonian National Zoo on Saturday, making his big public debut before adoring crowds in Washington, D.C.

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Bei Bei is now almost five months old, but this was the first time visitors at the zoo were given the chance to see him play in his pen.

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This was him back in September, just a month after his mom Mei Xiang gave birth.

The Smithsonian's Zoo / Via Flickr: nationalzoo

He's grown up a lot since then, obviously.

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There were plenty of visitors to see Bei Bei play.

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There were tons of pictures to take.

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And he seemed to love the attention.

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BEI BEI IS BAE. 🐼🐼🐼🐼🐼🐼

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