Tai Shan's Last Snowy DC Romp Before Dulles—Chengdu Direct

Tai Shan's Last Snowy DC Romp Before Dulles—Chengdu Direct

The beloved National Zoo panda took a one-way direct flight from Dulles to Chengdu, China (in that nifty crate) this morning. Sad.

There's no passport necessary as this US-born babe is headed home to meet some pretty female pandas, fingers crossed. As part of the conservation and breeding program, the giant creatures — including parents Mei Xiang and Tian Tian — were just on loan and now the five-year-old's off to hopefully help keep the species alive for future animal lovers 'round the world.

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He got to enjoy some wintry weather on his final day so peep the rest of his snowy romp when you read more.

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Goodbye, Tai Shan, we'll miss you!

Source: Getty
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