Panda Cub Xiao Qi Ji celebrates first birthday at National Zoo

The National Zoo’s giant panda cub Xiao Qi Ji turned 1-year-old Saturday and enjoyed a birthday treat with his parents Mei Xiang and Tian Tian to mark the occasion.

“We’ve been celebrating for the last 365 days quite frankly,” said the zoo’s senior curator Bryan Amaral. “It’s really a great chance to celebrate what happened last year all over again.”

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