February 8, 2016 8:51 pm
Updated: February 8, 2016 8:54 pm

WATCH: Panda Bei Bei getting adventurous climbing tree

WATCH ABOVE: The Smithsonian National Zoo's latest panda cub Bei Bei had his first taste climbing a tree on Monday.


The Smithsonian National Zoo’s released a video of panda cub Bei Bei making his first attempt at climbing a tree on Monday.

The giant panda cub had some help from his mother Mei Xiang after several attempts to climb the tree.

Bei Bei climbed pretty high before his mother helped him back down to the ground.

The cub was named Bei Bei last September when Peng Liyuan and Michelle Obama, first ladies of China and the United States, visited the zoo.

The zoo was also the first one in the United States to house giant pandas in 1972, following former U.S. President Richard Nixon’s historic trip to China.

With files from Associated Press Television

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