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.