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Giant panda Bei Bei bids DC bye bye as he jets off to China

31 19.11.2019 Инфо

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W/S Plane readying to take off
M/S Container holding giant panda Bei Bei being driven towards plane
M/S Security staff surrounding moving platform
M/S Bei Bei's container being lifted up to plane
W/S Security staff inside plane
M/S Plane door closing
M/S Security staff on plane's ladder
W/S Plane taking off
W/S Plane taking off
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Bei Bei the giant panda said bye bye to the US on Tuesday and departed to China on a FedEx Boeing 777 freighter jet from Washington's Dulles International Airport.
Bei Bei, who left the Smithsonian's National Zoo earlier in the day, was loaded into the aircraft inside a travel crate made of steel and plexiglass and his favourite foods, including bamboo, fruits and sweet potatoes.
The 4-year old panda's caretaker Laurie Thompson and National Zoo chief veterinarian Don Neiffer are traveling alongside Bei Bei, who embarked on a day-long flight to Chengdu, in China's Sichuan province.