Bao Bao the panda heads home to China

Bao Bao the panda heads home to China
Bao Bao the panda heads home to China

Bao Bao, a three-year-old panda who has captured the hearts of Americans since her birth at the National Zoo in Washington, has departed for China.

He will join the Chinese panda breeding programme after first completing a 16-hour flight.

Hopefully he won't face any excess baggage costs - he has about 55lbs (25kg) of bamboo with him, as well as a few other snacks.

The BBC's Laura Trevelyan reports.

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