WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama tells the children of White House employees her daughter Malia has a frequent question about her dad’s job: What is he doing to help tigers?

Asked about her family’s favorite animal, Mrs. Obama said they talk about tiger-related issues at least once a week, at the behest of 11-year-old Malia. Mrs. Obama was speaking with nearly 200 kids of executive office employees who visited for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

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Mrs. Obama was joined by the first family’s popular dog, Bo. The children greeted Bo with cheers and leapt out of their seats to pet him.

They also asked Mrs. Obama about life in the White House, her campaign against childhood obesity, the White House garden and whether she could make school recesses longer.

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