Giant Panda Cub Ventures Outside For First Time

Giant Panda Cub
Giant panda Bei Bei climbs a tree during his first excursion into his outdoor habitat at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington. Storyful video screenshot

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) — Bei Bei, the 5-month-old giant panda cub at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, ventured outside for the first time to greet his adoring public.

The Washington zoo shared video on YouTube of Bei Bei, who was born Aug. 22, venturing into the outdoor panda enclosure for the first time Thursday with his mother, Mei Xiang.

The two climbed trees and played outside for about an hour before venturing back inside.

Bei Bei is the third surviving panda cub born to Mei Xiang and father Tian Tian.


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