Get panda Bao Bao on your SmarTrip card

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The National Zoo is celebrating 125 years, and Metro is joining in the fun guessed it...panda SmarTrip cards!

Metro is offering four limited-edition Zoo Anniversary SmarTrip Cards that feature giant panda cub Bao Bao, Sumatran tiger cubs Bandar and Sukacita, African lion cubs, and a gray seal pup named Rona.

The reusable plastic cards come pre-loaded with $8 in stored fare value for a total price of $10.

You can buy one online at and at Metro-operated sales offices. The cards will be in all Metrorail station dispensers by July 4 until they run out.

On July 4, Metro staff will be selling the limited-edition cards at the following stations: Shady Grove, Greenbelt, Largo Town Center, New Carrollton, Branch Avenue, Franconia-Springfield, Vienna and Pentagon City.

More good news... your Zoo SmarTrip card can get you a discount! Just bring it to the National Zoo's three main gift shops for 10% off all purchases.


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