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      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.