Melania Trump visits panda exhibit, serenaded by school children at Beijing Zoo

PHOTO: U.S. first lady Melania Trump poses for photos with Chinese children holding flags and the bald eagle dolls near the panda enclosure at a zoo in Beijing, China, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. PlayAP Photo/Ng Han Guan
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First lady Melania Trump stayed behind in Beijing Friday, paying a visit to the Beijing Zoo, while her husband continued on to Vietnam to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

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Mrs. Trump visited a panda exhibit at the zoo, where she was serenaded in English and Chinese by a group of about 20 elementary school children. Waving American and Chinese flags, the youngsters sang in front of the panda exhibit, home to one of the attraction's most notable residents, Gu Gu, a male panda.

The first lady smiled and Gu Gu chowed down on bamboo shoots and leaves as the children sang.

U.S. first lady Melania Trump hands out bald eagle dolls to Chinese children holding U.S. and Chinese flags near the Panda enclosure at the zoo in Beijing Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)The Associated Press
U.S. first lady Melania Trump hands out bald eagle dolls to Chinese children holding U.S. and Chinese flags near the Panda enclosure at the zoo in Beijing Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

PHOTO: U.S. first lady Melania Trump leaves well-wishes on a board after visiting the Panda enclosure at the zoo in Beijing Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool
U.S. first lady Melania Trump leaves well-wishes on a board after visiting the Panda enclosure at the zoo in Beijing Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

Mrs. Trump then presented her young admirers with plush bald eagle toys. In exchange, the first lady was gifted with a plush panda toy at the zoo gift shop, where she met the zoo director and wrote on a sign, "Thank you to the Beijing Zoo! Wonderful to meet Gu Gu."

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The first lady is slated to visit the Great Wall later Friday before departing for Alaska, where she will do an event with U.S. troops, before returning to Washington.

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