National Zoo posts panda cub selfie - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

National Zoo posts panda cub selfie

Posted: Updated:
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWBT) -

The National Zoo posted a selfie of their baby panda, Bao Bao, on Instagram and is giving you a chance to meet the cub.

The zoo is calling the video of Bao Bao a selfie, though the cub likely didn't hold the camera herself. It's just 15 seconds long, but gives a nice close look at the 5-month-old.

Those wanting to see more can register for a chance to see the panda cub in person. The zoo is calling the opportunity for a small group of fans to get special access to Bao Bao, zookeepers and biologists a "zoomeet" or an "Instameet."

Fans must fill out a form and post an Instagram video saying why you should be chosen. The videos must tag @smithsonianzoo and use the hashtag #zoomeet or can be sent to the zoo as an Instagram direct message.  

Zoo officials will pick the winner on the January 27 for the meeting on February 1.  

The zoo's Instagram account has picked up more than 4,500 followers in just one day.

Copyright 2014 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Fugitive Friday: Central Virginia's Most Wanted

    Fugitive Friday: Central Virginia's Most Wanted

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:06:17 GMT
    Fugitive Fridays tracks down Central Virginia's most wanted. Take a look at the photos and see if you can help police track down these suspects.
    Fugitive Friday helps track down Central Virginia's Most Wanted.
  • BREAKING

    Two killed in Richmond shooting

    Two killed in Richmond shooting

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-04-24 10:43:55 GMT
    Richmond police have confirmed they are on the scene of a shooting on the 2100 block of Mimosa Street.  We're told the call came in just after 8:00 p.m. Wednesday. Right now, we're still working to find
    When officers arrived on scene, they found two people with gunshot wounds in a car or SUV-type vehicle. A male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. A female victim later died at VCU Medical Center.
  • Airport restaurant server gets big tip, very special note

    Airport restaurant server gets big tip, very special note

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:28:17 GMT
    Mijai Wallace works at Bad Daddy's inside the airport. Last Thursday was a lot like any other day. Nothing seemed unusual about the woman with the ponytail. "I brought her her check she gave her credit
    Mijai Wallace works at Bad Daddy's inside the airport. Last Thursday was a lot like any other day. Nothing seemed unusual about the woman with the ponytail.
Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.