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Snapshot: Bei Bei in Pictures

Giant panda Bei Bei knows how to work his angles! Check out some of our favorite snaps of this remarkably photogenic bear from the past four years.

Sept. 8, 2015 | Giant panda cub Bei Bei at 2 weeks old. 

Oct. 26, 2015 | Bei Bei passes his vet exams with flying colors!

Nov. 12, 2015 | Keepers place Bei Bei in a bucket to get a weight on the (quickly growing) cub. Here, he was 5.3 kilograms, or 11.7 pounds! 

March 3, 2016 | Even at 7 months old, Bei Bei's favorite pastime was climbing trees. 

April 26, 2016 | Bei Bei's ready for his closeup! 

Aug. 20, 2016 | Bei Bei explores his habitat with mom Mei Xiang close by his side. 

Aug. 20, 2016 | During Bei Bei's Zhuazhou ceremony, Mother Mei Xiang chose the red knot on behalf of Bei Bei, which means he will serve as an ambassador for scientific collaboration.

July 28, 2016 | Giant panda Bei Bei munches on some greenery in his outdoor exhibit. 

February 1, 2018 | Bei Bei surveys the Zoo from high up in the trees as it transforms into a wintry wonderland. 

July 27, 2018 | Summer spa day for giant panda Bei Bei as he splashes around in the stream in his enclosure.

Oct. 21, 2019 | Bei Bei rests on a branch amid the fall foliage. Behind the scenes, Zoo staff are working to prepare for his trip to China!