Dream Jobs: Panda Keeper

Only four institutions in the world are home to giant pandas, so Shellie Pick is one of the lucky ones.

Dream Jobs: Panda Keeper
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Shellie volunteered or worked for free for almost two years before landing her position at the Smithsonian National Zoo.

She shows Newsy's Chance Seales around her dream job

Giant pandas Mei Xiang, left and her cub Xiao Qi Ji eat a celebratory fruitsicle cake.

National Zoo Celebrates 50 Years Of Caring For Giant Pandas

The National Zoo’s most famous tenants had an enthusiastic breakfast Saturday in front of adoring crowds.