WASHINGTON — Members of the National Zoo in Washington are getting an exclusive peek at panda cub Bei Bei.
The cub, who was born Aug. 22, is set to make his public debut Jan. 16, but zoo members can see him starting Friday. Visitors who want to see Bei Bei will have to show they have a current Friends of the National Zoo membership and a matching photo ID.
The cub is the third surviving offspring for parents Tian Tian and Mei Xiang, who also live at the zoo along with their second cub, Bao Bao, who was born in 2013. Another cub that was also born Aug. 22 died soon after birth. The couple’s first surviving offspring, Tai Shan, lives in China.