Here's one more look at this cutie.
Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS

This giant panda only weighs 17 pounds.

Bao Bao, the Smithsonian National Zoo's giant panda cub, had a test run with the media on Monday.

She'll make her public debut later this month.

"She's gone from kind of crawling to walking, and she's so playful, so energetic. She's such a great little girl," senior curator Brandie Smith told NBC News.

How's she handling her newfound fame?

"She doesn't even seem to notice the folks who are watching her, her adoring public," Smith told the Associated Press.

She's only got eyes for mom.

  • Tiny little Bao Bao is ironically a giant panda cub. Here she is giving the media a peek at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park January 6, 2014.
    Credit: Chip Somodevilla
  • Shy Bao Bao is joined by her mother Mei Xiang. She was born on August 23, 2013.
    Credit: Chip Somodevilla
  • Bao Bao, striking a mighty pose here, weighs nearly 17 pounds.
    Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS
  • Bao Bao will make her public debut at the zoo on January 18.
    Credit: Chip Somodevilla
  • Silly Bao Bao, don't climb that.
    Credit: Chip Somodevilla
  • Bao Bao — possibly playing hide-and-seek with her mom Mei Xiang.
    Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS
  • Perhaps Bao Bao got a little camera shy...
    Credit: Chip Somodevilla
  • Here's one more look at this cutie.
    Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS

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