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National Zoo's giant panda cub takes a tumble in climbing incident

By Ben Hooper
Bei Bei the giant panda discovers he still has a lot to learn about climbing. Screenshot: Newsflare
Bei Bei the giant panda discovers he still has a lot to learn about climbing. Screenshot: Newsflare

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A panda cub at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington showed he still has a lot to learn when he took a tumble while climbing a log.

Bei Bei, a panda cub born in late 2015, was filmed earlier this year attempting to climb a log and making up a short distance before falling behind a rock wall.

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Bei Bei is not believed to have been hurt in the fall.

The incident wasn't Bei Bei's first embarrassing failure while climbing -- he was caught on camera in February scaling a small tree and needing assistance from his mother, Mei Xiang, to get back down.

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