National Zoo pandas to celebrate International Family Equality Day on Sunday

Xiao Qi Ji’ climbs a tree. (Courtesy the National Zoo)

The Smithsonian National Zoo said its giant panda family will be celebrating International Family Equality Day on Sunday by enjoying special rainbow-themed treats made by zoo nutritionists.

You can watch the zoo’s Giant Panda Cam at 1 p.m. Sunday to see the animals.

“We hope you will join us as we recognize the beauty and importance of all families,” the National Zoo team wrote on its panda story blog.

Zoo officials said pandas won’t be the only ones celebrating.

The naked mole rat colony will be celebrating at 10 a.m., the African lion pride will be taking part at 11 a.m., and the Asian elephant herd will be getting into the spirit at 2 p.m.

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Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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