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The 10 cutest moments from National Zoo’s #ByeByeBaoBao campaign

Bao Bao is moving to China on Feb. 21.
Bao Bao is seen climbing a tree in 2014. Wikimedia

After captivating the internet the world over for the past four years, it’s time for America to say #ByeByeBaoBao.

The female panda, who was born on Aug. 23, 2013 at Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., is set to leave the States for China on Tuesday.

Her departure is part of a breeding program with the China Wildlife Conservation Association that National Zoo participates in, which has any panda born at the National Zoo moving to China by age 4.

As part of a big farewell celebration, the zoo began the #ByeByeBaoBao campaign that will culminate with Facebook Lives of her departure from the zoo and Dulles International Airport on Tuesday.

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Because this writer, like many of you, has been enthralled with Bao Bao since she made her first public appearance in January 2014, here are the 10 most adorable #ByeByeBaoBao moments so far.

To follow along with Bao Bao's farewell and learn more about her departure, click here.

🐼😍All the Bao Bao "awwww" moments, now in one video! Learn how you can say #ByeByeBaoBao. Link in profile. @fonznationalzoo

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Four years in D.C. and I finally saw a panda. #byebyebaobao

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