Bye-bye to Bei Bei the panda

The four-year-old playful panda leaving his home at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in D.C.
1:21 | 11/20/19

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Finally tonight here, the giant panda who stole so many hearts, waving bye-bye to bei bei. Reporter: Today, we saw the images, the giant panda heading for China. For weeks now, so many have been coming to say good-bye. Bye-bye, bei bei! Reporter: It's all part of a long-standing agreement between the U.S. And China, in the effort to save the panda population. Giant panda cubs in U.S. Zoos go to a breeding program in China once they turn 4. Bei bei born here, and for years now, we've been reporting on him, a growth chart right in front of our eyes. Laurie Thompson, there on the right, was one of the first people to ever hold bei bei. I'm going to be going with bei bei to China. And on the plane, I'm just going to make sure he's well fed and that he's happy in his crate. Reporter: Specially designed crate just for him. Plenty of bamboo to eat on the way. Going to be really hard to say good-bye. And for me, I'll be the last one of the group to say good-bye to him, so, I'm sure once that really hits me, I'll probably have a little cry. Reporter: And today, after bei bei left, the workers at the zoo hugging. A lot of hard work and love from that team. Safe TRAV Vo: This is Nasir. The only thing he knows about Resorts World Casino,

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