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30 lucky Instagrammers could win chance to meet Bao Bao!

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The National Zoo reports that baby cub Bao Bao is proving to be most active in the early mornings and mid-afternoons. She and her mother, Mei Xiang, enjoyed a long play session on Wednesday inside the panda house before an exhausted Bao Bao fell asleep in the den.

Bao Bao's debut for the general public is Saturday, Jan. 18. The panda house will extend its hours in an attempt to accommodate visitors, opening from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Jan. 18 through Jan. 20.

Visitors will be allowed in small groups to avoid overcrowding on a first-come, first-serve basis, according to the Zoo.

Beginning Jan. 21, the panda house will open to FONZ members from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. At 10 a.m. the panda house opens to the general public.

To commemorate Bao Bao’s debut, 30 Instagrammers who follow @SmithsonianZoo on Instagram will be given special early access to see Bao Bao Saturday, Feb. 1, for an InstaMeet or “#ZooMeet.” 

For details, visit the Zoo's website.

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