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Bao Bao gets into rock climbing and tumbles

Photo: Smithsonian's National Zoo
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(WJLA) - Bao Bao, the National Zoo's panda cub, has a new favorite hobby - rock climbing! 

Bao Bao climbed up on the rockwork in Mei Xiang's enclosure early Wednesday all by herself. A good tumble off the rocks didn't faze her at all. She pulled herself back up and tried again. 

Keepers offered the cub her first taste of juice Wednesday. Since Bao Bao showed interest, they will likely use it as a reward during future training sessions. 

Bao Bao will make her public debut on Jan. 18.

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