Video of Mother Helping Panda Cub Climb His First Tree Goes Viral (Video)

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February 8, 2016 Updated: February 8, 2016

A young panda has achieved a milestone accomplishment. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute posted to Facebook on Monday that, “After several attempts this morning, ‪#‎BeiBei‬ climbed up a tree! And mamma bear Mei Xiang helped him climb back down.”

The accompanying video shows the cub trying to hold on to the trunk as the mother supports him from below. Eventually, he is guided back to the ground.

Bei Bei was born at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. on August 22nd. 

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