Time for this panda to go home

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January 26, 2010 4:29:48 AM PST
A Washington VIP will soon be headed out of town.

In this case the VIP is a Very Important Panda.

Tai Shan will be leaving for China February 4th.

Tai Shan has been one of the most popular attractions at the National Zoo since he was born there in 2005.

But under the panda lease with China, any panda cubs remain the property of China.

The lease on Tai Shan's parents expires in December.

Tai Shan will flying to China on FedEx, along with a panda from Zoo Atlanta.