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The Smithsonian is having a showdown—and Bao Bao has made it to Round 2! Help her win the #SIshowdown by voting for Bao Bao.

Almost a year old, Bao Bao’s birth via artificial insemination is a conservation success story and builds on the Zoo’s success in using science to save species. Bao Bao was one of only 42 surviving panda cubs born in 2013. By voting, you are entered to win a set of items from Smithsonian stores (a $425 value!) Vote in Round 2 for Bao Bao as the Smithsonian's top science icon!