Bao Bao gets into rock climbing and tumbles

Photo: Smithsonian's National Zoo

(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.