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Bao Bao, the National Zoo's giant panda cub, turns 1 on Saturday!

To celebrate this major milestone, let's look back at some of her cutest moments caught on camera.

On Aug. 23, 2013, the nation watched as a baby panda was born at the National Zoo

And then we found out the baby panda was a girl!

Researchers at Smithsonian's National Zoo announced the newborn baby panda is a female, sired by DC's Tian Tian. VPC

Remember when the panda cub attempted her first steps?

The National Zoo's panda cam caught their two-and-a-half-month-old panda cub pulling her hind legs underneath her and trying to stand up. VPC

When she was 100 days old, the National Zoo named her Bao Bao, which means "precious."

The National Zoo's baby panda name is now Bao Bao, which means precious or treasure. VPC

Bao Bao weighs in at 7.9 kilograms, or about 17 pounds.

The latest Giant Panda cub at the Smithsonian's National Zoo weighs in right on target for a happy, healthy, growing young panda. (Jan. 7) AP

And then Bao Bao got an Instagram.

National Zoo launches its account with a selfie of its furry star. (SocialEyes, USA TODAY)

At 4 months old, Bao Bao strolled around in front of media, stumbling as she prepared for her zoo debut.

The National Zoo is preparing panda cub Bao Bao for her public debut by doing a trial run in front of the media. The four and a half month old cub has appeared to be very calm and relaxed. VPC

Finally! Bao Bao makes her debut at the National Zoo on Jan. 18. Zoo officials extended hours of the panda den from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. so that visitors would have the chance to see the 4-month-old.

Bao Bao makes her debut at the National Zoo on Saturday. USA TODAY Network lists lesser-known facts about the precious panda.

And people from across the country came to see little Bao Bao.

Panda lovers from across the country came to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., to witness the public debut of baby panda Bao Bao. VPC

Check out these adorable photos of Bao Bao through her first year.

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