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Smithsonian's National Zoo Celebrates Giant Panda Bei Bei's Third Birthday

  • Giant panda Bei Bei eats a piece of bamboo from a decorative ice cake he received for his third birthday.
  • Giant panda Bei Bei sits down to eat a piece of a decorative ice cake he received for his third birthday at the Smithsonian's National Zoo
  • Giant panda Bei Bei eats a piece of bamboo from a decorative ice cake he received for his third birthday at the Smithsonian's National Zoo
  • Giant panda Bei Bei sits down to eat a piece of a decorative ice cake he received for his third birthday. Next to him is a bin of treats. The bin says "Happy Bei Day" and "3"

Giant panda Bei Bei (BAY-BAY) celebrated his third birthday Aug. 22 with an ice cake made from frozen, diluted fruit juices and decorated with apples, pears, sweet potatoes, carrots, sugar cane and bamboo.

Tian Tian is the next giant panda to celebrate a birthday. He turns 21 on Monday, Aug. 27 and will also receive a special cake at 11 a.m.

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