Friday 16 November 2018

Panda takes a tumble after branching out too far

The zoo said Bei Bei was fine, adding that giant pandas are built for climbing and can withstand falls from trees.

Giant panda cub Bei Bei takes a peek out of his cage at the National Zoo in Washington (Sait Serkan Gurbuz/AP)
Giant panda cub Bei Bei takes a peek out of his cage at the National Zoo in Washington (Sait Serkan Gurbuz/AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

A giant panda took a tumble from a branch at a US zoo – but got straight back up to have another climb.

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington posted video of Bei Bei dangling from the branch of a tree.

The two-year-old panda shook its head in its paws while trying to correct itself and then the branch broke, sending the panda tumbling to the ground.

But Bei Bei was fine and climbed straight back up, the zoo said.

Giant pandas are built for climbing and can withstand falls from trees, the zoo added.

Press Association

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