DC's panda cub Bao Bao turns 18 months old, nears milestone

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Zoo's panda cub Bao Bao turned 18 months old Monday and neared a major milestone.

Eighteen months is the age panda cubs stop nursing and start living separately from their mothers.

The zoo's panda team expects the weaning process will be finished in early March, and that Bao Bao can begin living on her own.