In this Nov. 29, 2013 photo provided by the Smithsonian National Zoo, a giant panda cub is measured as it is about to turn 100 days old, at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington.
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A kindergartner welcomes Bao Bao


The cutest new resident at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo finally has a name and Political Playground star Ella couldn’t be more excited.

Ella calls herself “the world’s most renowned expert on Pandas” and is very excited that in accordance with Chinese tradition the panda cub received her name Sunday when she reached 100-days-old.

Bao Bao was among several other names that the public voted on over the course of the past month as part of a nationwide vote to decide the name of the giant panda cub.

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With attention on Bao Bao, Ella wants us all to be more aware of how we treat animals. We should treat animals “very nicely because they are all a part of our family.”

Bao Bao makes her public debut next month, but until then, her admirers can always watch her on the Panda Cam.

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A kindergartner welcomes Bao Bao