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Giant panda Update Aug 11, 2014

Bao Bao can't stay out of the spotlight! The Smithsonian is having a showdown, giving YOU the chance to vote for the top Smithsonian icon! Now that Bao Bao has made it to the second #SIshowdown round, help her make it to the third and final by voting again. Cubs like her are hope for the 1,600 wild giant pandas and 376 giant pandas living in human care. Not only are you voting for Bao Bao as the Smithsonian's #1 science icon, you will be entered to win a prize package worth $425 of Smithsonian goodies. Vote before August 12 to make sure Bao Bao receives the title she deserves - and don't forget to tell your friends to vote! Check out today's New York Times for an article on the #SIShowdown and a picture of our Bao Bao. #WeSaveSpecies

Cast your vote for Bao Bao now!