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National Zoo Posts Questionable Selfie Video of Bao Bao on Instagram

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It was inevitable that Bao Bao and the selfie would meet in 2014. The National Zoo posted its first Instagram today: a video of its beloved baby panda, which it referred to as a "Bao Bao #selfie video."

The video features a close-up of the always photogenic baby panda, who makes her public debut this weekend, while she is being measured.

It should be noted that the video isn't actually a selfie. "Selfie," which was the Oxford English Dictionary's  2013 word of the year, is defined as a picture that one takes of oneself. Perhaps because she lacks opposable thumbs, Bao Bao did not actually take the video.

You can follow the zoo on Instagram at @smithsonianzoo.

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